CIS to provide humanitarian aid for Kyrgyz children
The CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Foundation (IHCF) will hand over 4.8 metric tones of humanitarian aid to Kyrgyz secondary schools and children's houses on Tuesday, the organization said on its website.
The humanitarian aid, to be distributed in Bishkek, Osh, Jalalabad and other Kyrgyz cities, includes books, computers, equipment for the blind and other items, RIA Novosti reported.
Kyrgyzstan saw violent clashes between Kyrgyz and minority Uzbeks in mid-June, which swept the Osh and Jalalabad regions, killing up to 300 people according to official estimates. Kyrgyz officials admit that the real death toll may exceed 2,000.
The situation in the country remains strained following the riots. Many countries, including Russia, have sent humanitarian aid to the Central Asian state to help the Kyrgyz authorities tackle the consequences of the unrest.