Kyrgyzstan unrest and refugees in Uzbekistan: situation report, 01 July 2010



On Sunday, 27 June 2010, the interim government of Kyrgyzstan held a public referendum to approve the new constitution. No major security incidents have been reported. Almost all refugees have voluntarily returned to Kyrgyzstan; only patients needing hospital treatment remain in Uzbekistan. The estimated number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees in Kyrgyzstan is 375 000; most are staying with relatives and host families.

WHO holds regular health cluster coordination meetings in Bishkek, and coordinates the humanitarian health assistance to Kyrgyzstan with health partners. A health cluster meeting to coordinate activities in the south is scheduled for 3 July in Osh.