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Kyrgyzstan: Temporary homes for IDPs in time for winter

Publisher Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC)
Publication Date 13 December 2010
Cite as Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC), Kyrgyzstan: Temporary homes for IDPs in time for winter, 13 December 2010, available at: [accessed 24 May 2016]
Comments IDP News Alert, 10 December 2010
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As winter begins in Kyrgyzstan, some 2,000 displaced families have moved into newly built "transitional" homes built on the foundations of their destroyed houses. However, despite this and other assistance, many IDPs still face significant challenges, particularly with respect to documentation, livelihoods and accessing services, as well as heating their homes during the winter and sending their children to school in warm clothing.

Some 300,000 people were internally displaced in June 2010 and tens of thousands more fled to Uzbekistan. Many people returned to their homes soon after, though thousands remained displaced as their homes had been destroyed or they feared for their safety upon return.

The humanitarian community in Kyrgyzstan issued an extended and revised appeal for over $92 million in late November, highlighting continuing humanitarian needs in areas such as protection, food security and agriculture, education, health and water and sanitation. The appeal also points to the risk of further conflict due to unresolved tensions and ethnic divisions.

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