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Kyrgyzstan: ICRC provides medical supplies for wounded people in Jalalabad

14-05-2010 News Release 10/87

Bishkek/Geneva (ICRC) – In response to the violent clashes between two rival factions in Jalalabad, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in collaboration with the Kyrgyz Red Crescent Society, has delivered medical supplies to the main hospital in the town, where 60 wounded people have been admitted. The supplies include dressing materials, infusions, suture and sterilisation items.

Since the beginning of last month, when the violence broke out in the country, the ICRC, together with the Kyrgyz Red Crescent, has provided support for a total of 16 health-care facilities throughout the country, including Bishkek's three main referral hospitals and the blood collection centre.

Following the assistance, over 750 people have received treatment in ICRC-supported facilities. ICRC staff in Bishkek and Osh continue to monitor the developments in Kyrgyzstan and stand ready to provide assistance.

  For further information, please contact:
  Claudia Azzolini or Séverine Chappaz, ICRC Bishkek, tel: +996 772 007 677
  Nicole Engelbrecht, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 2271 or +41 79 217 3217