NEWS AND EVENTS
July 2, 2010
Uzbekistan transfers remains of humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan
As reported earlier, some 100,000 citizens of Kyrgyzstan, who had fled the tragic events in the south of that country of 11-15 June, were received by Uzbekistan and temporarily placed in Andijan, Namangan and Ferghana regions.
They were provided with required assistance by the government of Uzbekistan, public organizations, enterprises and the ordinary people. Special camps were equipped in the regions bordering with Kyrgyzstan.
International organizations and a number of foreign states sent humanitarian aid to Uzbekistan to support the victims of the violence, the majority of whom were women, children and the elderly.
The government has taken all necessary measures to ensure maximally fast and targeted delivery of aid to the displaced people from Kyrgyzstan.
Humanitarian aid worth a total of USD 3,926,600 was delivered to Uzbekistan, half of which was provided by international organizations.
In particular, the UN provided aid worth USD 1,337,900, the ICRC – USD 636,000, UNICEF – USD 67,000, Medical Teams International – USD 64,400, Médecins Sans Frontières – USD 41,800.
Russia has sent humanitarian aid worth USD 1,280,500, China – USD 438,000 and Georgia – USD 60,900.
The people of Kyrgyzstan, who were temporarily placed in Uzbekistan, were provided with free medical aid, as well as all required items, including tents, blankets, clothes, food products and others.
The government of Uzbekistan issued humanitarian aid worth a total UZS 4,034,412,900. Besides, the country’s organizations and enterprises transferred over UZS 3,100,000,000, and a large amount of aid was provided by the people of Uzbekistan.
The representatives of the transitional government of Kyrgyzstan, as well as governors of Osh and Jalalabad regions and heads of districts visited the campts in Uzbekistan. In their talks to the temporarily placed people, they affirmed them of full security after their return to Kyrgyzstan. Thus, virtually all temporarily placed citizens from Kyrgyzstan have returned to their home country.
Given this fact, the government of Uzbekistan proposed tranferring the remaining part of the humanitarian aid worth USD 2,445,700 to Kyrgyzstan.
A total of 35 tons of medicaments were delivered to Uzbekistan as international humanitarian aid, all of which were used for the needs of the ill and wounded people.
Of 168.6 tons of food items, 91.8 tons were distributed among the displaced, and the remaining 76.8 tons are being given to Kyrgyzstan.
Non-food items sent by donors (tents, blankets, kitchen utensils, canisters, generators, clothes) comprised 621.4 tons. 169.8 tons of the total amount were used while the temporary camps functioned in Uzbekistan. The remaining 451.6 tons are also being transferred to the neighboring country.
In all, of the total humanitarian cargoes worth USD 3,926,600 delivered to Uzbekistan, part worth USD 1,480,900 was used. All cargoes were delivered either through warehouses, or directly to camps.
Apart from the remaining part of the humanitarian aid, Uzbekistan continues carrying out transit deliveries of 70 tons of aid to Kyrgyzstan, supplied by the UN and the Médecins Sans Frontières.