The Center jointly with the Red Crescent in Kazakhstan support the elimination of disaster consequences in Turkestan region of Kazakhstan

Between 18 and 21 May 2020 The Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction within the frame of its main goals visited a zone of disaster in Mahtaaral district of Turkestan region of the Republic of Kazakhstan, caused by a break of the dam of the Sardoba water reservoir on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In order to implement the detailed estimation of situation and determination the capacity of needed aid to the affected population, The Center’s representatives jointly with the Response Group of the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan explored Nurlyzhol, Zhanaturmys, Ferdousi, Orgebas, Dostyk and Zhenis settlements, which are most affected by the disaster.

The working meetings with the management of the Akimat of the Mahtaaral district and the Departments for Emergency Situations of Turkestan region and Shymkent city have been conducted with the purpose of effective collaboration with Local governments as well as with the Units of the Committee for Emergency Situations of MIA of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

As a result of work undertaken the measures on provision of the ongoing exchange of actual information about affected population between the Operational Headquarter for disaster response, the Center and the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan have been implemented, which will allow in a short time deliver to the disaster zone necessary commodities for social support of the disaster-affected population.

Joint coordinated operation of the Center and the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan on social supporting and providing a humanitarian aid to the affected population in the disaster zone of the Turkestan region continues.

Joint Working Group Meeting

On 21 of May 2020 the First meeting of the Joint Working Group of the Committee for emergency situations of MIA of Kazakhstan and the Ministry for emergency situations of the Kyrgyz Republic via videoconference has been conducted.

This Working Group was established in order to implement measures on integration Early warning systems of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic.

During the meeting issues on the estimation of the technical capacity of the Early warning system of Almaty city to integrate seismic sensors, which are located on the territory of Kyrgyz Republic have been discussed.

The Working Group members mentioned that the implementation of intended measures will allow Emergency Authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic to improve effectiveness of the Early warning system.

Regional consultative meeting

Regional consultative meeting
on issues of strenthening mutual coordinated measures to response on pandemic covid-19 at the regional level


On April 22, 2020 the Center via videoconference arranged and conducted the Regional Consultative Meeting with representatives the Regional and Sub-Regional Offices of:

  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Almaty, Bishkek, Dushanbe);
  • United Nations Development Programme (Istanbul);
  • United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction (Almaty)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (Almaty)
  • United Nations International Organization for Migration (Nur-Sultan)
  • World Bank (Almaty);
  • Red Crescent of Kazakhstan (Almaty).

The participants of the Regional Consultative Meeting have exchanged information on a pandemic COVID-19 situation in Central Asian countries and emergency measures taken by the international community on the provision of technical support and humanitarian aid to governments to ensure public safety, prevention of penetration and further spreading of virus.

The participants of the Regional Consultative Meeting detailed discussed on the current situation of pandemic COVID-19 spreading across the Central Asian countries and agreed to conduct The regional consultative meetings on a regular basis, as well as strengthen mutual coordinated action on the following issues:

  1. Collecting, processing, analysis and exchange real time information on the situation, issues, demands and requests of the Central Asian countries to response and eliminate consequences of COVID-19 spreading at the national and regional levels;
  2. Submit information on the situation, issues, demands and requests of the Central Asian countries to the international community, donor and international organizations, other stakeholders in order to activate technical support and humanitarian aid to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  3. foster the strengthening interaction, cooperation and coordination between Emergency Authorities of Central Asian countries, UN agencies, international and nongovernmental organizations, other key participants in the field of prevention the spread of COVID-19.

Workshop on the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030 monitoring system

 

 

 

WORKSHOP

on the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030 monitoring system

On 16-17 April 2020, the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) have organized and conducted online the Training-of-Trainers workshop on the Sendai Framework monitoring and reporting with the Center’s staff.

The two-day workshop has been conducted with accordance with the grant agreement between UNDRR and CESDRR on the implementation of the project «Strengthening the regional cooperation and facilitation of the Sendai Framework implementation in Central Asia» with financial support of European Union.

During the workshop, CESDRR staff has obtained information on key components of the Sendai Monitor, improved knowledge and skills in the field of the Sendai Framework implementation and reporting by Central Asian countries at regional level.

The CESDRR staff will apply the obtained knowledge and skills to train national focal points and specialists of Emergency authorities of Central Asian countries on the methodology and mechanism of monitoring process and preparation of reports on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

To donor agencies, international organizations

Center’s Request

On the humanitarian assistance

To prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

The Kyrgyz Republic faced with a difficult situation on spreading of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Currently, 270 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the Kyrgyz Republic, 4 people have died, 1,047 people are under observation. Daily there is an increase of the number of people infected with coronavirus infection, including medical workers.

In order to protect the life and health of citizens, their safety and public order, as well as to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in large cities and extra hazardous territories of the Kyrgyz Republic, a State of emergency has been introduced.

The Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (hereinafter – the Center) submits to You the urgent Needs of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic in personal protective equipment and disinfectants.

For humanitarian assistance, please contact the Head of the emergency department of the Center Ardak Zhanguzhinov, mobile: +77011911054, email: azhan@cesdrr.org.

The official letter of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic and the list of priority needs.

The Center congratulates You on International day Navruz

Dear ladies and gentlemen,
Dear colleagues!

The Center for emergency situations and disaster risk reduction congratulates You on International day “Navruz” (Nauryz, Nooruz), the day of spring equinox, first day of spring and nature updates.

We wish you, your family and relatives good health, well-being, successes and all the best!

Mode of operation of the Center for emergency situations and disaster risk reduction from 15th March to May 1 2020

Due to the World Health Organization’s announcement about COVID-19 virus pandemic and according to the decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning proclamation of state of emergency in Kazakhstan

The Center for emergency situations and disaster risk reduction decided to change the mode of operation to remote mode.

However, The Center continues to implement its activities in accordance with the goals, tasks, functions within the framework of the implementation of programs, projects and plans in the field of disaster risk reduction at the regional level.

Center establishes cooperation with USAID

On 6th March 2020 Director of the Center for emergency situations and disaster risk reduction conducted negotiations with Mr. James Berscheit – Regional executive director of USAID

During negotiations Director had acquainted USAID representative with Center’s equipment, activities and ongoing projects.

He paid particular attention to the ongoing project of the Center in the framework of the Regional Forum-Meeting of the Heads of Emergency Agencies of Central Asian countries.

For his part, Mr. Berscheit briefly acquainted with USAID activities in Central Asia.

Parties also discussed about the ways to enhance cooperation between USAID and Center, and agreed to jointly develop cooperation in the field of disaster risk reduction in Central Asia region.

In 2020 The Center and ICDO will continue implementation of Joint measures for capacity building of emergency authorities of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

On 3 march 2020 the deputy director of the Center for emergency situations and disaster risk reduction Mr. Marat Khassenov conducted a skype conversation with Mr. A. Kudinov, the deputy Secretary-General of International civil defense organization.

During the conversation the results of the work of the Center and ICDO in 2019 were summarized and discussed about perspective directions of bilateral cooperation development.

Eventually, an agreement for capacity building of emergency authorities
of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 2020 by implementing following activities was achieved:

  • In May is planned to conduct weekly training for psychologists of the Ministry for emergency situations of the Kyrgyz Republic on innovative methods of emergency psychological assistance, psychological regulation and self regulation with engaging of trainers from the Center of emergency psychological assistance of the Ministry for emergency situations of Russia;
  • In June is planned to arrange and conduct 2-weekly training for preparing of specialists of diving services of the Committee for emergency situations of the Ministry of internal affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan on base of modern multifunctional diving-rescue stations of the city Priozersk (Kazakhstan) by engaging of ICDO experts as trainers.

 

Also, the issues of the Center’s submission of proposals for improving and using geographic information systems, which was developed and applied by ICDO were discussed.

The parties expressed their readiness to begin the practical implementation of all the achieved agreements.