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Uzbekistan : Over 7,000 Refugees Return to Kyrgyzstan

Posted by Info on 21/06/2010

The situation on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border had stabilized and no accidents had been recorded. Border police had recorded a total of 7,398 refugees crossing the border at several crossing points.

Violent clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek groups broke out in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh on June 11, lasting several days and spreading to neighboring Jalalabad region. Official figures say nearly 200 were killed in the clashes and more than 2,000 were injured, however Kyrgyz leaders admit that the real death toll could be 10 times higher.

UNICEF says over 100,000 refugees fled to nearby Uzbekistan during the clashes, with 90% made up of the elderly, women and children.The Osh regional authorities have registered 168 burnt out buildings since June 11.

The state of emergency in Osh has been extended until June 25, while in Jalalabad, where the curfew has already been shortened, it is due to end on June 22.

One Response to “Uzbekistan : Over 7,000 Refugees Return to Kyrgyzstan”

  1. uzbekistan said

    Uzbek refugees have started returning to Kydgyzstan but the woes have not subsidized because when they are reaching back and looking at their burned houses they are worried about their future. Governments must start a rehabilitation program and Uzbek Government must be requested to share and help

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