|Displacement and Return in Kyrgyzstan Situation Report No.17, 01 July 2010
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Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Reliefweb.int
Date: 01 Jul 2010
This report was issued by ROMENACA Sub-regional Office for Central Asia. It covers the period 30 June to 1 July (afternoon) 2010, local time. The next report will be issued on or around 5 July 2010.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
- Southern Kyrgyzstan remains calm as more relief is distributed
- $9 million from CERF approved to projects in the Kyrgyzstan June 2010 Flash Appeal
- Humanitarian programming on local radio planned in both Uzbek and Kyrgyz languages
II. Situation Overview
The overall situation remains calm in southern Kyrgyzstan as more humanitarian relief is distributed.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visited Jalal-Abad and Bishkek on 1 July after his visit to Osh on the previous day. He met with the UN Country Team and emphasized that the strong presence of the international humanitarian community on the ground in itself would enhance the protection of civilians in the south. He stressed the need for promoting communication and reconciliation among ethnic communities to ease tension.
Sale of alcohol is now prohibited in the areas where the curfew is in effect. Alcohol and intoxication reportedly played a role at the onset of the violence in mid-June (The day after the referendum on the 27 June, the Interim Government reinstated a curfew in Jalal-Abad region, Osh and Uzgen cities and Kara-Suu and Aravan districts of Osh region until 10 August).
Local media citing local authorities report that more than 850 criminal cases in relation to the violence have been initiated and 230 corpses have been discovered in Osh city and province as of 30 June.
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