April 23, 2020

ICF partners with Sakhovat Centre to offer urgent assistance to Uzbekistan citizens in Russia

The International Chodiev Foundation (ICF) is pleased to announce that it becomes a partner of the Sakhovat Centre in Moscow that assists labour migrants from Uzbekistan and their families located in Russia. This initiative is part of the ICF’s extensive charity programme to support citizens of Uzbekistan during the COVID-19 epidemic, which is being implemented as part of wider government measures to combat the spread of coronavirus announced by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on 19 March 2020.

Sakhovat Centre was established in Moscow by Uzbekistan citizens, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Russian Federation.

The main objective of the Sakhovat Centre is to provide emergency assistance to Uzbekistan nationals and their families who were left without work and sources of income in Russia, and those who did not manage to return to their homeland due to the introduction of quarantine measures to combat COVID-19.

Currently, Sakhovat Centre is operating in Moscow and the Moscow Region, but the organisation is expanding its assistance to other large cities of Russia. A system has already been established to provide targeted assistance, such as delivery of food packages and medicines, and work is underway to create a system of direct financial assistance. A priority will be given to women, families with young children, the elderly, and the disabled.

ICF will provide funding to ensure successful and efficient operation of the Sakhovat Centre and its expansion into the regions, with the goal of assisting as many Uzbek nationals in need as possible.

ICF’s Founder, Dr Patokh Chodiev, commented: “We welcome this initiative and thank the founders and volunteers of the Sakhovat Centre and everyone who are not indifferent to the fate of the citizens of Uzbekistan who, for one reason or another, now find themselves in a difficult situation in Russia. According to our data, about one million Uzbekistan citizens living in the Russia may need emergency assistance. Many of them are labour migrants who have lost their jobs. We are ready to actively work with the Sakhovat Centre in order to provide much needed assistance to the vulnerable citizens of Uzbekistan and their families in Russia.”

The ICF will continue the implementation its charitable programme to support citizens of Uzbekistan during the COVID-19 epidemic and will announce the next phase of its assistance programme in the near future.

Press enquiries:

Olga Monakhova, Head of the ICF’s Representative Office in Russia: info@internationalchodievfoundation.com

Umida Khusainova, Coordinator of the ICF’s Representative Office in Uzbekistan: info@chodievfoundation.com

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 and the vulnerable in Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

To find out more about International Chodiev Foundation please visit: www.internationalchodievfoundation.org or find us on Facebook and Instagram.

About Sakhovat Centre

The Sahovat Centre was established in Moscow by the citizens of Uzbekistan with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Russian Federation. The goal of the Centre is to help the Uzbek nationals and their families who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have found themselves in difficult life circumstances on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Applications for assistance are accepted through the portal http://sakhovat.rf/ and the Centre’s page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saxovat.

Voluntary work and donations are accepted through http://sakhovat.rf/donate.

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