In mid-2010 ethnic clashes in Southern Kyrgyzstan resulted in approximately 2000 damaged houses as well as half a million people facing displacement. To support the humanitarian response to the crisis, IMPACT, ACTED and UNOSAT partnered in order to propose and implement an interagency assessment that identified key vulnerabilities, as well as formed the basis of the humanitarian appeal process and the inter-agency response monitoring platform. The deployment was also the first pilot of what later became the interagency initiative REACH.
Following the end of the emergency, REACH adjusted its focus to informing reconstruction, recovery and stabilization efforts. REACH promoted conflict-sensitive planning by aid actors in the Ferghana Valley, through social economic assessments and tension mappings. REACH also supported local governments to develop assessment, monitoring and mapping tools to reduce the risk of disasters and increase response preparedness for the future.