Uzbek president awards citizens for assisting refugees from Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 6 / Trend D. Azizov /
Today Uzbek President Islam Karimov has signed a decree on awarding a group of citizens in Andijan, who excelled in providing humanitarian assistance to victims of the tragic events that occurred in southern Kyrgyzstan.
A group of activists, state and public organizations of Andijan region, are awarded "for the practical demonstration of humanity, generosity, compassion, hard work in providing comprehensive care free of charge to needy people, worthy contribution to promoting peace and stability in our country, the decree said.
The list of awardees included 55 people, including activists and employees of state and public structures.
According to the decree, they were awarded with medals "For dedicated service", "Glory to Labor", "Friendship" and the medals "Courage", "For loyal service" and "Glory".
About 100,000 refugees run away from violence, riots and arson, committed by organized groups of gangsters during the tragic days in June 2010.
The Uzbek government opened the border for innocent victims and quickly created all necessary conditions for their stay in the country. About 50 camps have been placed in the border areas, where they were provided with three meals a day and necessary medical and psychological assistance.
The sick and wounded, as well as pregnant women were placed in the hospitals of the republic for inpatient treatment. Main locations of refugee camps were Andijan, Namangan and Ferghana regions.