Kyrgyzstan unrest and refugees in Uzbekistan situation report, 24 June 2010



The security situation in southern Kyrgyzstan remains volatile, but has stabilized somewhat during the past two days, and many refugees are returning from Uzbekistan to Kyrgyzstan. According to the Government of Uzbekistan, only about 15 000 people remain in refugee camps (100 000 people having fled during the civil unrest from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan). In addition to providing priority medical supplies (in the form of health kits) to health facilities caring for the affected populations, WHO is coordinating all health-related assistance in both Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.