Rumours of violence persist in Kyrgyzstan

Published on 24 June 2010

Ethnic tensions and talks of new violence in Kyrgyzstan remain alive despite a relative calm there that has allowed some refugees to return home, the United Nations said Thursday. (..) The World Food Programme said barricades had been removed in Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan, to allow refugees to return home while the organization was intensifying efforts to distribute food rations to the inhabitants in that city. WFP has distributed food to 150,000 people since the violence erupted on June 10.

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