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Kyrgyzstan Update: Emergency Telecommunications

Date Published: 
06/25/2010
Summary: 

Since June 11, hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uzbeks have fled their homes in Kyrgyzstan, escaping violent clashes between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks which broke out in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh. (..) In an effort to support this dimension of the humanitarian intervention, telecommunications experts from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) are being deployed along the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border to provide IT services.