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

On April 18, 2024, under the chairmanship of the UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan, Ms. Michaela Friberg-Storey, a regular working meeting of the UN Technical Group on Disaster Preparedness was held, to which the Center was also invited.

The event was attended by representatives of international organizations, UN agencies and technical partners operating in the Republic of Kazakhstan, such as the EU, USAID, ADB, RCS, WB, UN agencies (FAO, UNICEF, OCHA, UNDRR, UNDP).

During the event, the head of the Department for Organization of Emergency and Rescue Work of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. A. Uakishev, informed the participants about the current flood situation in the country.

In turn, the Director of the Center, Mr. S. Aubakirov, informed the partners that during the humanitarian operation in the Aktobe region, carried out by the Center jointly with UNICEF and the Red Crescent Society of Kazakhstan, feedback was received from the affected population on the content of sanitary and hygiene kits, which will be taken into account when formation of new 400 sets within the framework of the UNICEF project, with their subsequent storage in the Almaty region

Senior Specialist on Economics and Environment of the OSCE Program Office in Astana, Mr. N. Murshudlu, informed partners about the ongoing joint work with the Center to create interactive maps and digital safety passports of the regions of Kazakhstan, capable of predicting and managing possible emergency situations in advance.

Summing up the meeting, Ms. Michaela Friberg-Storey thanked the representatives of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan for participating in the event and providing up-to-date information on the current situation in the republic.

Also, Ms. Michaela Friberg-Storey noted that at the moment Kazakhstan is not requesting humanitarian assistance, while expressing the readiness of the international community to provide humanitarian and technical assistance, as well as to work together and support to ensure an effective response to crises and minimize their negative impact on society.