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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.

June 22, 2020

The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) in Kazakhstan, announced the procurement of essential laboratory equipment and supplies to support the Government of Kazakhstan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Government delivered supplies valued at $300,000 to support the COVID-19 emergency response in Kazakhstan through USAID’s Local Health System Sustainability Project. 

June 17, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues providing remote support to its energy counterparts. Today, USAID successfully conducted an online workshop for working group members from the Central Asian Ministries of Energy, utilities and power system operators to discuss electricity markets and their operation.