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11 May 2004 description

ANKARA, 11 May (IRIN) - Two people were killed by a landslide in the southern Kyrgyz district of Kara-Kulja on Monday, according to officials. "The landslide buried two people, a father and his son," Alima Sharipova, a spokeswoman for the Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry, told IRIN from the ministry's headquarters in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh. "It was their land and they were sowing it."

17 Dec 2003 description

ANKARA, 16 December (IRIN) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced an emergency loan for Kyrgyzstan towards repairing infrastructure badly damaged by floods and landslides earlier this year.

11 Dec 2003 description

News Release No. 187/03

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (11 December 2003) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a US$5 million emergency loan for the Kyrgyz Republic to rehabilitate public infrastructure badly damaged by floods and landslides earlier this year.

The project will repair roads, bridges, and power lines - and rebuild four schools in locations less prone to natural disasters - to restore economic and social activity as soon as possible in the provinces of Chui, Issyk-Kul, Jalal-Abad, and Osh.

07 Oct 2003 description

OSH, 7 October (IRIN) - Authorities in southern Kyrgyzstan are concerned over the reluctance of local people to leave potential disaster zones. They have urged the population of some areas prone to landslides to move to safer areas.

30 Jun 2003 description

OSH, 30 June (IRIN) - Authorities in southern Kyrgyzstan have urged the government to declare the south an emergency area and develop a programme to move people from disaster-exposed mountainous villages to more secure places. There have been more than 50 natural disasters in the region this year alone -floods, mud-slides and earthquakes. In April, a landslide triggered by heavy rains and melting snow slammed into Karataryk, a village of between 200 and 300 people in Uzgen District about 100 km east of Osh, and killed 38 people.

04 Jun 2003 description

During a 3 June meeting in Bishkek with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Lynn Pascoe, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Nikolai Tanaev asked for U.S. financial assistance for a program designed to help avert natural disasters such as the landslides and avalanches that have plagued Kyrgyzstan in recent months, akipress.org reported.

21 May 2003 description
report Pravda.RU

The Russian government is ready to help Kyrgyzstan liquidate the aftermath of the recent calamity, the Government Information Department has informed RIA Novosti.

The source stressed that the government intended to send a plane with essentials to the Oshsk region /south of Kyrgyzstan/, where at the end of April 2003 a landslide ruined a village. Moscow is also considering a possibility to deliver by railway 50 ready-built panel houses and components to restore houses and schools in the Sogot village that suffered from the landslide.

09 May 2003 description

Killer landslides could spread radioactive pollution across much of southern Kyrgyzstan

30 Apr 2003 description

Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Ministry on 29 April appealed for international help coping with the aftermath of the 20 April landslide in the village of Kara-Taryk that killed 38 villagers and also in preventing similar disasters, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service and Interfax reported the same day.

28 Apr 2003 description

ANKARA, 28 April (IRIN) - Monday marked the opening of "Ferghana 2003", a disaster preparedness exercise based on a devastating earthquake and landslides striking the Ferghana valley region of Uzbekistan. The exercise is part of Uzbekistan's contribution to NATO's Partnership for Peace Programme and the first NATO-led civil emergency exercise to be held in Central Asia.

25 Apr 2003 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0051
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Kyrgyzstan - Landslide

22 Apr 2003 description

Anarkul Aytaliev, head of the Kyrgyz Ecology and Emergency Situations Ministry's department for forecasting and monitoring emergencies and dealing with waste dumps, told a news conference on 21 April that the village of Kara-Taryk was warned by experts of the danger of landslides two days before the 20 April landslip that is believed to have claimed 34 lives, akipress.org reported.

22 Apr 2003 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0048
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Kyrgyzstan - Landslide

22 Apr 2003 description
map ReliefWeb

This is a very basic map to highlight the approximate location of the affected town of Kara-Taryk

21 Apr 2003 description

ANKARA, 21 April (IRIN) - Relief teams were still on the scene on Monday after a landslide ripped through a small village in mountainous southwestern Kyrgyzstan over the weekend.