Switzerland and Aga Khan Foundation support earthquake-affected people in Kyrgyzstan

Source: The Times of Central Asia

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Aga Khan Foundation and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation in Kyrgyzstan have joined forces to support the most vulnerable households in Chon Alai district of Osh oblast in south Kyrgyzstan affected by the earthquakes of May 2017, the Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic said on June 28.

The three organizations will allocate in total up to USD 340,000 to provide shelter assistance to highly vulnerable earthquake-affected households in Chon Alai district, to train local masons on affordable para-seismic construction norms and techniques, as well as to provide legal assistance to help the affected households claim their housing, land and property rights and access affordable and reliable insurance. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation will contribute CHF 240,000, the Aga Khan Foundation will contribute USD 50,000 and Helvetas the amount of CHF 40,000.

Read more – Dated: 28 June 2017

Related http://earth-chronicles.com/natural-catastrophe/earthquakes-continue-in-kyrgyzstan.html


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