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Authorities deny return of several thousand villagers displaced from Tajik border

Although little information is available on the current conditions of Uzbekistan’s internally displaced people (IDPS), reports and anecdotal information suggest that IDPs continue to face difficulty sustaining their livelihoods

18 October 2005 | Overview

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Uzbekistan

In response to cross-border incursions by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a rebel group operating from neighbouring Tajikistan, the Uzbek government in 2000 and 2001 forcibly displaced several thousand villagers from the mountainous border region in southern Uzbekistan. The villagers were relocated to resettlement villages approximately 250 kilometres away in an open desert area.

18 October 2005 | Country Profile

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