Uzbek-Kyrgyz Refugee Crisis Mobilises International Aid Response

Published on 29 June 2010

Since the 10th of June, when significant acts of violence largely against Uzbeks in the Kyrgyz cities of Osh and Jalalabad began, Uzbekistan has opened its border to accept some 80,000 refugees (..). The international community, including the UN, UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR, ICRC and other organisations, has expressed its deep concern about the situation in South Kyrgyzstan and has been making significant efforts to provide humanitarian aid and contribute to stabilisation.

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