Kyrgyzstan death toll rises amid uneasy calm

Published on 15 June 2010

A tense calm was felt in the streets of Osh Tuesday as Kyrgyzstan's interim government sent more security forces to the area to quell violent ethnic clashes. (..) "People are screaming, 'We need food; we need food,' to those who are passing by," EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said. The World Food Programme has emergency stocks in the country and can deploy food quickly, she said, but would then need to restock urgently.

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