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Hunger crisis update from Kyrgyzstan to Haiti

Date Published: 
06/30/2010
Summary: 

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is providing aid to victims of the ethnic conflict in Kyrgyzstan. Fighting in the city of Osh had forced many people to barricade themselves into their neighborhoods. Many others fled to Uzbekistan. Abeer Etefa of WFP reports that the barricades are being lifted and people are returning to their homes. There are food shortages and WFP is distributing wheat flour, oil and high energy biscuits. As of last week over 240,000 people had been given rations. More rations are on the way from warehouses in Tajikistan and Afghanistan.