Current Operations
Support to Refugees in Uzbekistan

Following the rise in tension and consequent violence, an estimated 75,000 ethinic Uzbeks living in Kyrgyzstan have fled their homes for the safety of Uzbekistan.  More are waiting at the border to cross  but transit is slow with the Uzbek authorities closing and opening the crossing points citing their inability to cope withthe influx.

The refugees are mainly women and children and have brought no/few personal possessions with them having left their homes in a hurry. They are now living in 7-9 temporary camps and various accommodation centres in and around the settlements of Fergana, Namangan, Qorasuv, Prakhtabad, Jalajuduk, Mahalla and Andijan in Andijan province, Uzbekistan. They are mainly women and children.

Total numbers affected and in need of emergency food aid:  Different sources quote different numbers of refugees, though UNHCR estimates that 75,000 refugees had crossed the border into Uzbekistan before they closed on 14 June 2010 with tens of thousands more waiting to cross.  While WFP therefore expects to adopt a planning figure of 100,000 for programme purposes, given the IR EMOP budget limit, this proposal envisages assisting the 75.000 refugees already present.  Most refugees arriving in Uzekistan are women, chldren and elderly.


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Country at a glance 2015
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)10,170,764
Donors - 2015 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 3
Russian Federation4,946,500
Threats to food security
  • High Dependence on Food Imports and Remittances
  • Frequent Natural Disasters
  • High Levels of Rural Poverty
  • Social Tensions and Political Instability