Thousands of Kazakhstanis whose homes were flooded are still in evacuation centers. Many who have fled have only managed to collect documents and are in need of a change of clothes and hygiene products.

Like many concerned citizens in our country, Chevron could not stand on the sidelines. The company has committed $3 million to help Kazakhstanis affected by the floods. 2 million will be used to purchase emergency humanitarian supplies – hygiene kits and food for people in the Atyrau, Aktobe and Western Kazakhstan regions who were forced to leave their homes. Assistance will be provided primarily to large and single-parent families, people with disabilities and single pensioners. The remainder will be allocated to rehabilitation needs following a needs assessment.

The procurement and distribution of the humanitarian aid will be handled by the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan, which has a wide network of branches and extensive experience in responding to natural and man-made disasters. Its staff and volunteers are currently carrying out on-site assessments, collecting documents from victims and assembling humanitarian baskets to be delivered to beneficiaries in the coming days.