Kyrgyzstan Refugee Crisis

The Big Picture has posted a series of photos of the recent ethnic strife in Kyrgyzstan.

In the past week hundreds, if not thousands, of people have been killed in this Central Asiatic nation as ethnic Kyrgyz clash with ethnic Uzbeks. Up to 400,000 thousand Uzbeks have been driven from their homes, many fleeing to Uzbekstan.

Below are two photos from close to the Uzbekistan.  I think these photos put statements of “Canada’s refugee crisis” or “refugees are too big a burden on Canada” into perspective.

From The Big Picture, (AP Photo/Faruk Akkan,CHA)
From the Big Picture, (AP Photo/D. Dalton Bennett)

Click here for more photos from the Big Picture.


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