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Last updated: October 30, 2020

September 29, 2020

Didar Zhanibekuly points to the camping bed propped against his office wall, squeezed in-between bundles of maps. “It’s for spring,” he says, when they often work throughout the night. In Kazakhstan, spring time is flood season. “Floods have a huge impact on Kazakhstan,” says Didar, Director of the Department of Hydrology at Kazhydromet.

September 2, 2020

Last year, 25-year-old Zhaniya Aldekeyeva, completed a doctoral degree in medicine. Not one to stop there, she then enrolled at Nazarbayev University to pursue a master’s in public health. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she hasn’t started classes yet. But there was work to do so she connected with her fellow Red Crescent of Kazakhstan volunteers to help prevent the virus’ spread.

July 10, 2020

Arman Dyusenbai was born in 2015. When he was six months old, his parents left him to be raised by his aunt, Shapagat Berzhigitova. At age two, Arman was diagnosed with chronic ear infections. As a result of the illness, Arman had a difficult time understanding speech and other sounds. He was unable to speak and is nearly deaf.

June 25, 2020

USAID is working with the five countries of Central Asia to accelerate a regional transition to cost effective, low emission, and climate-resilient economies. Providing clean, renewable energy and improving energy efficiency can solve issues of national and regional energy security, stability, and growing emissions. These efforts lead to a future of self-sufficiency by leveraging domestic resources and improving opportunities for cross-border trade. 

June 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the dangers to at-risk groups as migrants have become stranded along borders or in foreign countries without work and resources. Many people have not been able to travel for seasonal work or to travel to locations with more opportunities. This puts people, like Razia, at high risk for exploitation. Traffickers take advantage of the lack of knowledge and desperate situation many have found themselves in due to the pandemic. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions, the USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia project is working to provide migrants with information to protect themselves and avoid potential exploitation.