March 21, 2020

ICF to provide assistance to the vulnerable as part of Uzbekistan’s fight against coronavirus

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – At a video conference on 18 March 2020, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev raised the issue of combating the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in the country. “Our country has sufficient reserves, there is no reason for concern or panic. At the same time, we must confront the problem together, acting as a whole,” said the President, stressing that the situation is under the full control of the state.

On 19 March 2020, the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On priority measures to mitigate the negative impact on the economy of the coronavirus pandemic and global crisis” was issued. The decree includes a number of measures aimed, inter alia, at social support of the population, protection of health, employment and income of Uzbek citizens.

The International Chodiev Foundation (ICF) joins the Government’s fight against the spread of coronavirus by launching an extensive charity programme to support the vulnerable citizens.

The first stage of support, carried out jointly with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, includes the provision of food and disinfectants to the elderly and low-income families throughout the country.

The representative office of the International Chodiev Foundation in Uzbekistan joins the calls of the Government of Uzbekistan and the World Health Organization (WHO) to carefully implement recommendations for observing the necessary rules of conduct in the context of a viral infection pandemic. These recommendations, written in the Uzbek language, will also be included in humanitarian aid kits and distributed amongst the vulnerable.

There is no doubt that the wise and strong people of Uzbekistan will overcome this unprecedented challenge. The International Chodiev Foundation will make every effort to provide effective support to the measures of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the fight against the spread of coronavirus throughout the country.


Press contact:

Umida Khusainova

Coordinator of the ICF Representative Office in Uzbekistan

Tel: +998 93 172 52 52


About International Chodiev Foundation (ICF)

The International Chodiev Foundation is a charitable organization, established in 1996 by international businessman and philanthropist Dr Patokh Chodiev. The Foundation’s work comprises a broad range of programmes focused on international relations, education, publishing, philanthropy and the arts and is based on the following three central pillars: fostering Russia-Japan relations; supporting The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO); and aiding children.

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