6 August 2015
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Young people and health professional advocated for the reproductive health law. © UNFPA
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Twelve-year old Aigul,* in eastern Kyrgyzstan, locked herself in a school bathroom and contemplated suicide. When her teacher came to investigate, Aigul confessed that she had ignored her mother’s... Read more
4 April 2013
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For the first time since independence in 1991, one of Kyrgyzstan’s regions succeeded in reducing maternal mortality to zero: in the north-western Talas region, not a single woman died during 2012 while being pregnant or... Read more
10 June 2011
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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — In June 2010, southern Kyrgyzstan was ravaged by inter-ethnic clashes that devastated communities throughout the region. During the course of a few weeks, hundreds of houses were burnt, public... Read more
30 September 2001
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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) office in Kyrgyzstan recently held a workshop in the capital, Bishkek, to promote the implementation of the Programme of Action of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on... Read more
14 November 2008
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NURA, Kyrgystan—On the night of 5 October, most of the children and older persons in the small village of Nura were tucked in their beds when a powerful earthquake struck. The working adult population – mainly sheep... Read more
10 July 2010
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OSH and JALAL-ABAD, Kyrgyzstan — To the left and to the right, you see houses completely burned to the ground, 26 in all, without roof or walls – each a hollow, empty shell that once was a home. Multiply this by three... Read more
17 June 2010
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA has been gearing up to meet the humanitarian needs of those who have fled their homes in Kyrgyzstan as a result of the violence engulfing the country since 11 June. The Fund is... Read more
25 June 2010
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NEW YORK — Some 300,000 persons have been displaced within Kyrgyzstan while as many as 100,000 took refuge in Uzbekistan and are now returning home, where the situation remains uncertain. An emerging concern among... Read more