Russia to give international agencies $8 mln to help Kyrgyzstan
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday to allocate $8 million this year via UN funds to help Kyrgyzstan in dealing with the aftermath of this year's riots and ethnic clashes, RIA Novosti reported.
According to the document, $2 million will be allocated to the UN World Food Program and $3 million to the International Civil Defense Organization.
The World Health Organization, the UN Development Program and the United Nations Child and Education Fund will receive $1 million each to finance projects in the Central Asian state.
The situation in the republic remains tense since violent anti-government protests in April forced then-President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to leave the country with his immediate family and take refuge in Belarus.
In mid-June, the country saw its worst interethnic clashes in two decades, with some 2,000 people believed killed. About 100,000 ethnic Uzbeks fled to neighboring Uzbekistan and hundreds of houses were destroyed in the riot-hit Osh and Jalalabad regions.
Russia sent 400 tons of humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan in April-July, including food, medical supplies and tents.