UNICEF to provide 500 food kits and school kits for preschool and school age children in Almaty

Assistance will be provided to children from large and low-income families, children with disabilities, migrant children, and children left without parental care

18 February 2022
Humanitarian Aid in Almaty
UNICEF Kazakhstan/2022/Ruslan Kostrykin

ALMATY, January 21, 2022 – UNICEF, in partnership with the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Kazakhstan, will provide 500 food and hygiene kits to affected families with children in Almaty. Kits with groceries and essentials will be provided to large and low-income families and persons with disabilities.

UNICEF will also provide 380 school kits for children of preschool and school age from large and low-income families, children with disabilities, children left without parental care and migrant children in Almaty.

70% of the kits will be given to schoolchildren and 30% to preschool children. The training kits will include backpacks with materials for the development of the child, books, sets for drawing and creativity.

“UNICEF regrets what happened in Kazakhstan, especially how it affected the peace and well-being of children. First of all, it is necessary to support the livelihoods of large and low-income families with children, as well as provide access to their education and development. UNICEF in Kazakhstan will continue to provide support to relevant government agencies so that all children receive the necessary assistance and protection, ” - UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan, Artur van Diesen says.

Procurement and distribution will be coordinated with the Akimat of Almaty and Rodnik NGO.

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