Clashes ‘Humanitarian Disaster’ Officials Say, As Thousands Flee Kyrgyzstan
June 14, 2010
The country has fallen to anarchy in a situation that has become increasingly unstable since the oppositional uprising in early April, which led to President Kurmanbek Bakiyev being ousted from power.
While an interim government exists, they have no presence in Osh, nor in the refugee camps that have hastily been erected to house the some 75,000 fleeing citizens.
While the city is beginning to quiet, the number of dead has been placed between 117 and 200 Uzbeks , and the death toll is expected to rise.
Doctors at the Nariman border described the situation as ‘desperate’, as they attempt to treat gunshot wounds and dysentery, which was quickly spreading amongst the children in the camps.
Afghanistan is beginning to airlift students out of the country, and aid is being called globally.