US comes to the aid of Kyrgyzstan quake victims

The United States is giving Kyrgyzstan USD50,000 for child protection initiatives, as four earthquakes ruptured the country’s southern region. The money aims to promote psychosocial efforts for children, and to rebuild a community structure affected by the calamity. Despite concerted efforts by NGOs and United Nations relief teams, unforgiving below-zero weather and constant snow storms have stymied efforts. The U.S. has been active in Kyrgyzstan’s development, giving over USD360 million for various programs since 1992. (Source: USAID Sends Post-Earthquake Assistance to Children of Kyrgyzstan/The Financial)

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