The Center took participation at the meeting of the UN Emergency Preparedness Team

On April 11, 2024 under the chairmanship of the UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan, Ms. Michaela Friberg-Storey, a working meeting of the UN Emergency Preparedness Team was held, where the Center was also invited.

The meeting was attended by representatives of leading international organizations and diplomatic missions, which are presented in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, such as the EU, USAID, ADB, RCS, embassies of Germany and the Netherlands, UN agencies (FAO, UNICEF, OCHA, UNDRR, UNDP).

At the meeting, Ms. Michaela Friberg-Storey requested the director of the Center to inform participants about the current flood situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Mr. Serik Aubakirov also informed the participants about the successful humanitarian operation carried out in the Aktobe region, during which with the support of the regional Emergency Management Department, UNICEF and the Red Crescent Society 200 sanitary and hygiene kits were issued to affected families with children in 6 temporary shelters (1 kit is designed for 1 family consisting of 5 people, including children, a total of 1000 people, of which 600 are children).

In addition, the Center indicated that it is collaborating with the OSCE to create interactive maps and digital security passports of the regions of Kazakhstan, i.e. the creation of a certain Digital Risk Atlas in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is an effective tool for predicting possible emergency situations, including water emergencies. The project may expand to the Central Asian region, as announced at the same time.

Mr. Aituar Mamlin, counsellor of the Division of International Organizations of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, emphasized that the situation is under the personal supervision of the Head of State and confirmed the Center’s information that Kazakhstan is not currently requesting humanitarian assistance.

Summing up the meeting, Ms. Michaela Friberg-Storey expressed the international community's preparedness to collaborate and provide assistance to ensure effective response to disasters and minimize their negative impact on society.