Humanitarian Health Action

Kyrgyzstan situation reports - archive

2010

Kyrgyzstan unrest and refugees in Uzbekistan

On 10 June 2010 civil unrest flared up again in the city of Osh, with violent clashes between ethnic groups and looting. The Kyrgyz Government has declared a state of emergency in Osh and appealed to the Russian Federation for support to restore order. United Nations agencies in Uzbekistan have joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assess the needs of the displaced people in the region bordering Kyrgyzstan. WHO is working with the health ministries of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to limit the potential impact of the security situation and displacement on the supplementary immunization activities under way following the recent poliomyelitis outbreak in Tajikistan.