Kyrgyzstan Moves Uzbek Refugees

by Laurence on 6/6/2005

Reuters AlertNet says refugees have been moved away from the border by UNHCR:

The camp at Barash–which was located right on the border between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan–was dismantled early on Saturday and its remaining inhabitants (not counting nine injured people who are currently still in hospital) climbed on to 10 buses which took them to a new camp site at Sasyk, some 18 km east of the town of Jalalabad and well away from the border. UNHCR staff present during the operation said that, after some initial tensions, it proceeded calmly.


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