Kazakhstan’s Ethnic Assembly provides aid to 300,000 people
People living in Kazakhstan once again showed unity and solidarity in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Since the state of emergency was announced in the country, the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan has provided support worth more than 276 million Tenge (US$643,000) for nearly 300,000 people. The ethno-cultural associations and community centers joined the ‘Biz Birgemiz’ campaign. These organizations made special contributions during the coronavirus crisis.
“Financial and humanitarian assistance, including food baskets, medical masks, household chemicals kits, medications and essential goods, were provided for large and low-income families, as well as pensioners, people with disabilities and the Second World War veterans. The events to support health workers, internal affairs staff, the emergency response teams and the military personnel involved in ensuring quarantine compliance were held in the regions of Kazakhstan. Volunteers delivered to them hot meals,” said the statement of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan.
The charity events are also held in other regions of the country as well. In addition, the Assembly organized a number of cultural events aimed at supporting the Kazakh citizens amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, the Assembly launched an online poetic challenge, dedicated to the 175th birth anniversary of Abai Kunanbaiuly, as well as the project called ‘People’s expedition ‘Dear First President’, which was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Assembly. The popularization of Kazakh language as part of the ‘Mamile’ and ‘Interethnic Communication Language of the Great Steppe’ projects were also among the projects organized by the Assembly.