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UNICEF Situation Report - Uzbekistan, 21 June 2010

Situation Report
Originally published


Reporting period: 19, 20, 21 June 2010


UNICEF creating child friendly spaces in the camps - providing assistance and training

Situation Overview

- There are 12 border check-points. All are closed and only heavily wounded and sick are admitted.

- Total number of camps is fluctuating daily. The latest number mentioned is 46 in 6 districts.

- Refugee registration management needs strengthening and a centralised database with disaggregated data by gender, age remains to be established.

- According to the Regional coordination Committee records, the number of refugees in Andijan remained around 77,161 people out of which 5% are children of 0-1 years old.; 15% children 1-7 years old, 20% children 7-14 years old, 3-4% men, 57% women. There are 356 pregnant women.

- The refugees who had gone to relatives and friends have been asked to come back to the camps. Only old and sick persons are allowed to stay with relatives.

- There are 5 coordination groups created to manage the situation with refugees by the government - overall coordination; health; security; supply; and management of humanitarian aid.

- The Government has requested humanitarian assistance from the international community to cope with the refugee situation.

- Some refugees have relocated to their homes in Kyrgyzstan. Out of 6 camps visited by UNICEF on 20 June, 1455 refugees were repatriated. Repatriations have been voluntary and some families of reportedly returned to Osh where the situation is still tense.

- Though the refugees will want to reunite with families, their return will be decided by their sense of personal insecurity. The most affected refugees from Osh are in 3 districts: Hujobod district in the Polymer plant camp; Jalalkuduk district in the Yor kishlok camp and Kurgantepa district in the Dehkan mahalla. These refugees are likely to stay longer.

- As of today, the number of International actors deployed in Andijan has increased and consists of UNICEF, UNHCR, MSF, WFP, OSCE, CIDA, Swiss Agency for Cooperation.