Kyrgyzstan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #14, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010
- U.S. President Barack Obama met with Kyrgyzstan's interim President Roza Otunbayeva on September 24 in New York City, where world leaders convened for the 65th session of the U.N. General Assembly. President Obama underscored U.S. commitment to assisting the people of Kyrgyzstan. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon also pledged continued support to Kyrgyzstan during a September 23 meeting.
- Significant efforts are underway to prepare vulnerable households in Osh and Jalalabad oblasts for winter. Humanitarian agencies continue to construct transitional housing for more than 1,700 displaced households, with a target completion date of November 1. Inclement weather in Osh and Jalalabad during the week of September 13 briefly delayed construction. Humanitarian programs funded by USAID/OFDA remain on schedule; however, USAID/OFDA field staff recommend modifying some grants in order to address critical gaps in assistance, such as insufficient hygiene and sanitation facilities for conflict-affected families.
- In mid-September, U.N. Shelter Cluster members revised the number of households requiring transitional shelter support from 1,893 to 1,750 after USAID/OFDA grantee Catholic Relief Services (CRS) conducted additional damage assessments in Osh and Jalalabad and categorized more than 140 houses as habitable for winter based on internationally recognized shelter standards.
- Humanitarian agencies, including the U.N. World Food Program (WFP), continue to closely monitor food security in southern Kyrgyzstan, as winter approaches and food and fuel prices increase.
- USAID/OFDA's Central Asia Regional Advisor remains in frequent contact with USAID/OFDA grantees to monitor the overall early recovery process, including progress in transitional shelter construction.