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2010.01.01

* UNICEF is supporting the government of Kyrgyzstan to ensure that state social assistance reaches children
* 시간: 02 min 33 secs
* 촬영도시: Osh
* 촬영국가: Kyrgyzstan
* 촬영일자: 02 Jul 2010


In one of the devastated suburbs of Osh, a visit that signals hope things will eventually return to normal.


Social Protection Officers, accompanied by UNICEF staff, establishing a system for home visits, so affected families can get the benefits they need.


Families like the Kozybaeva's, are sometimes too afraid to venture out to Government offices, or may have lost all their paperwork
in the fires and looting that destroyed so many homes. So this system, will help them.


SOUNDBITE (Russian) Saguyn Mambyetova, Department of Social Benefits
"Since the emergency started, more and more people are coming to the social protection department for help, so we are looking at ways of speeding up the process of enrolling such families in the social assistance programme."


Under the system, families on low incomes, can receive benefits, according to the number of children they have. With six children
to support, Gulnara is certainly in need, as she and her family overcome the devastation they suffered.


And one of the local social workers who will implement the scheme in Osh, knows only too well the trauma suffered by families here.
Sahiba, herself, lost her home.


This is a community, where very few escaped being impacted in some way.


SOUNDBITE (English) Gulsana Turusbekova, UNICEF Social Policy Officer: 
"Now she's also a victim, and she should be herself and her family should be assessed if she is now entitled, but yes, now her primary responsibility is now to go to communities and identify those victims of civil conflict."


A sorrowful departure from the ruins of 51 Aytieva Street and the life she had before, to start on the reconstruction effort, helping others like herself.


And for UNICEF, the future concern is what the longer-term affects will be on children like the Kosybaeva's. With the new school year approaching, there is real fear about letting children attend class.


SOUNDBITE (Kyrgrz) Gulnara Kozybaeva, Mother of six children: 
"When school re-starts if things are back to normal, then I'll let them go. But it's a long way away, so obviously I'm concerned."


A major challenge, knowing the importance that regular schooling has in helping children recover in emergencies like this one.


And UNICEF is working closely with the government to ensure state social support helps families keep their children in school.