Saturday, January 19, 2008

Aid: USAID provides $50,000 to address child protection issues Kyrgyzstan earthquakes

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), are providing $50,000 to address child protection issues after four earthquakes struck a remote area in Kyrgyzstan in late December and early January.

The assistance, implemented by USAID partner Mercy Corps, will include support for psychosocial services as well as the rehabilitation of a multi-functional community structure in the affected area.
U.S. Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch requested that USAID provide assistance due to the impact of the earthquakes on the populations in Osh Region.

Since 1992, USAID, have provided over $360 million in programs that assist the development of Kyrgyzstan's economic sector, healthcare system, and democratic institutions.