Around 19,000 people evacuated from Kyrgyzstan border regions after clashes: NGO

Some 19,000 people have been evacuated from volatile border regions of Kyrgyzstan, a regional branch of the Red Crescent said, following deadly border clashes with neighboring Tajikistan.

The NGO’s office in Batken region, where clashes erupted, said 19,000 people had been removed from villages and that the organization was providing “psychological support to evacuees in temporary accommodation.”

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