UN in Uzbekistan and OCHA deliver inter-agency humanitarian assistance to Sirdaryo region
The UN Office in Uzbekistan handed over humanitarian relief items includingCOVID-19 protection items to the khokimiat of Sardoba district following the breach of the Sardoba reservoir dam in the Sirdaryo region in May 2020.
The humanitarian assistance. worth USD 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.
“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.
About United Nations in Uzbekistan
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Uzbekistan currently comprises 14 resident and 10 non-resident UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes who work together to advance national development priorities in line with the Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals. Currently, the cooperation with the UN agencies and the Republic of Uzbekistan is carried out under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2016-2020, aligned to the Action Strategy 2017-2021. Priority areas of cooperation include:
· Inclusive economic development, with a focus on employment and social protection;
· Quality health and education, to fully realize human potential;
· Environmental protection, to ensure sustainable development;
· Effective governance, to enhance public service delivery and the protection of rights.
OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.