CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

UNICEF delivers aid to Kyrgyzstan

06-20-2010 09:16 BJT Special Report: Unrest in Kyrgyzstan |

Watch Video

Play Video

UNICEF is delivering 40 tons of medical and sanitation supplies to residents of Osh and Jalalabad. The UN agency says the situation in the two cities remains grave.

Jonathan Veitch, UNICEF Representative in Kyrgyzstan, said, "This is a humanitarian crisis. We haven't done a full needs assessment yet, and this will take some time. Because access to some of the affected populations has been quite difficult. The insecurity has continued in some places, and although it is getting better now, there are some pockets of population that are still scared or have come together and are not allowing people in. "

UN officials say more than one million people have been affected by the violent conflict in Kyrgyzstan. They're in need of food and other aid supplies. Some 400,000 people are left homeless after fleeing ethnic clashes in Osh and Jalalabad that erupted a week ago. 300,000 are displaced within Kyrgyzstan while another 100,000 people have crossed over into Uzbekistan.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program