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Saferworld in Kyrgyzstan

In 2010, political and inter-ethnic violence between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in the south of Kyrgyzstan resulted in many deaths. These events had significant implications for neighbouring states, as well as the international community working on stability in the region.

In the Ferghana Valley, the meeting point of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, peace and security continue to be undermined by inter-ethnic clashes, conflict over access to natural resources located in the border zone, ethno-nationalist rhetoric, and religious extremism.

Saferworld has been running our community security programme in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan since 2010, supporting around 20 target communities to find local solutions to safety and security issues. We have done this by supporting existing Local Crime Prevention Centres and establishing community security working groups where needed.

Download the leaflet to find out more about our work in Kyrgyzstan.