Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan – Border clashes (ICRC,Tajikistan Red Crescent Society, Kyrgyzstan Red Crescent Society, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 September 2022)

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  • Clashes across the Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border erupted on 14 September, with artillery and gunfire exchange. A ceasefire was instigated, yet intermittent heavy artillery and gunfire continued in several border villages during 16-18 September. A renewed ceasefire prevails, yet the situation remains tense.
  • As of 19 September, the total death toll was 39 and 135 people injured on the Tajik side, and 59 deaths and more than 100 injured on the Kyrgyz side.
  • Kyrgyz authorities have evacuated approximately 5,000 people from affected border villages, and claim 136,000 people have been displaced. In Tajikistan, more than 2,000 allegedly have been displaced.
  • As of 19 September, border crossings between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan remained closed, except for people on diplomatic missions.

 

 

 

Source: European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations