In April, staff from our Jalalabad office attended a meeting with city officials, other NGOs, and the local press to coordinate food distribution efforts for citizens affected by the pandemic shutdown.
After the meeting, while our staff were discussing the meeting and preparing to leave, the top official in the government humanitarian program approached the group. One American staff member complimented the official on his plans but made some suggestions about ideas for social distancing, simple things like not shaking hands or sharing pens. In the course of the conversation, she showed the official the flyer we include in all the aid packages we distribute. The official was impressed and asked if all the groups could use it. So our staff produced 300 more copies of the flyer.
Now more families in rural southern Kyrgyzstan have useful health information in addition to basic food necessities.