The EU will provide humanitarian assistance in the amount of more than 270 thousand euros in order to respond to the armed conflict in the border regions of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Interfax reports citing the EU Delegation to Tajikistan.
Humanitarian aid is intended to support about 12 000 people in the most affected areas of the Batken region of Kyrgyzstan and the Sughd region of Tajikistan.
EU financial support will be channeled through the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan and the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan to help affected families in these countries, especially those who have lost their homes.
The EU reports that assistance will be provided through health promotion activities. Hygiene products and psychological support will be provided.
In September, it was reported that Bishkek and Dushanbe named the number of victims of the conflict on the border. According to data of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, 36 people from the Kyrgyz side were killed, 134 people were injured, the EU said.
The reason for the border conflict between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is non-delimited sections. To date, only 504 out of 970 km have been demarcated. States cannot agree on the fate of more than 70 disputed areas.
Meanwhile, according to the latest data from the Kyrgyz side, the number of deaths was 63 people and 198 wounded, in the Tajik side 43 people died, more than 30 people were injured.
Oct. 24, 2022