UN mission assesses conditions in refugee camps in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, June 21 / Trend, D. Azizov /
UN assessment mission, who visited refugee camps in Uzbekistan, stated that the Government has responded to the humanitarian crisis in well organized way, said in the report of the mission on the website of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) .
The Inter-agency assessment mission has visited five refugee camps in the Andjian province of Uzbekistan June 17-18. The goal of the mission was assessment of refugees' needs for water, food, shelter.
The mission also got acquainted with the medical points in refugee camps. According to its estimation, providing health care is well established, the health points have conditions for the treatment of patients with minor injuries.
The report says that the Uzbek authorities' response was well organized and the refugees are provided with necessary conditions. At the same time, additional resources such as food, water, shelter, providing medical care are needed.
According to the report, Andjian continues to receive humanitarian aid. During recent days, the city has received over ten aircrafts with humanitarian cargo, including water, tents and food products.
Total number of registered refugees is 75,000. According to official data, about 3,500 people are registered to return to Kyrgyzstan.
Most of the refugees, interviewed by the UN mission, expressed the wish to return home as soon as possible. However, according to them, Kyrgyzstan reports that while returning is unsafe.