UN calls for Kyrgyz aid corridor

By Andy Rice 15 June 2010

Ethnic violence between Kyrgs and Uzbeks have prompted 80,000 ethnic Uzbeks living in Kyrgyzstan to flee towards the Uzbekistan border. The UN says establishing an aid corridor to deliver supplies is vital. Meanwhile, the Red Cross is having difficulty in distributing medical aid, owing to safety concerns. Read more: ABC News


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