19:26 / 27.06.2020
UN Office in Uzbekistan and OCHA deliver inter-agency humanitarian assistance to Syrdarya region

The UN Office in Uzbekistan handed over humanitarian relief items including COVID-19 protection kits to the khokimiyat of the Sardoba district following the breach of the Sardoba reservoir dam in the Syrdarya region in May 2020.

Photo: UN Office in Uzbekistan

The humanitarian assistance worth $30,000 was purchased by United Nations in Uzbekistan with funds allocated by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and includes disposable masks and gloves, hygiene items, buckets for drinking water, cooking pots, wash bins and other first necessity products, the UN Office in Tashkent said.

“I am pleased to hand over this humanitarian assistance, which will provide needed support to people of Sardoba. In addition to replacing items that people lost in the crisis, we are also providing personal protection items to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Clearly, a long-term, safe and dignified solution for tens of thousands of people, many of whom have lost their homes, is needed to make sure no one is left behind,” said Helena Fraser, UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan.