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Children From Southern Kyrgyzstan Vacation In Kazakhstan


Children from the town of Osh cross the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border last month after ethnic violence in the city sent hundreds fleeing seeking safety.

Children from the town of Osh cross the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border last month after ethnic violence in the city sent hundreds fleeing seeking safety.

OSH, Kyrgyzstan -- Fifty children between 10 and 15 years of age have left southern Kyrgyzstan for vacation and medical treatment in Kazakhstan, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry's press service said that on July 25 the children from Kyrgyzstan's Suzak, Bazar-Korgon, Nooken, and Ala-Buka districts went to a children's health center in Kazakhstan's Zhambyl Oblast.

Kazakh authorities initiated the program for children from Jalal-Abad, the scene of violent clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz from June 10-15.

The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said the group is made up of both Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbek children.
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