Coronavirus in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan|life|March 30, 2020 / 05:01 PM
UCA distributes 500 care packages to vulnerable population in Naryn
Family members give thanks for medical and food supplies provided by the University of Central Asia.

AKIPRESS.COM - The University of Central Asia (UCA), together with volunteers and social workers delivered care packages to doorsteps of families in need in Naryn on March 28.

"We were very happily surprized that the University of Central Asia came to our homes today with much needed medical and food supplies, and are most grateful for their support in these times of need," said a grateful recipient.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCA distributed food and medical supplies to 500 families identified by the Mayor’s office in the vulnerable category in Naryn (Kyrgyzstan). This includes masks (2000), hand sanitizers (500 litres), antibacterial soap (1500 bars), flour (2500 kg), pasta (1500 kg), and cooking oil (500 litres). This donation was made possible through a partnership between the University of Central Asia, the Aga Khan Development Network, the Aga Khan Foundation Kyrgyzstan, and the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB).

The University has prepared 90 beds on the campus grounds for observation zones as part of the mitigation procedures for COVID-19 spread in Kyrgyzstan. To give a boost to the local economy, UCA has also purchased mattresses, blankets, pillows and linen made by women from the rural areas of Naryn.

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