Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva and assistance to Uzbek refugees l Lola Karimova

21 Jun 2010

Initiative “We can’t be indifferent” brings together thousands of people


Lola Karimova, su ayuda humanitaria

The initiative “We can’t be indifferent” led by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva has brought together thousands of people who showed support and compassion to those who found refuge in Uzbekistan fleeing violence in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan.

As part of the initiative to aid people in refugee camps in Uzbekistan’s part of the Ferghana Valley, four Kamaz lorries of humanitarian aid, donated by residents of Uzbekistan since the opening of the aid collection point at school No 17 in Tashkent, have been dispatched to the refugee camps in eastern Uzbekistan.

A total of 140 tonnes of humanitarian aid in 14 Kamaz lorries was delivered to refugees camps in Andizhan on 21 June.

Refugee girl helped by Lola Tillyaeva Work to collect humanitarian aid is continuing. The collection point will remain open for as long as help is needed. All those willing to provide assistance are asked to donate food products, water, medicines, hygienic products, warm cloths, beddings, as well as toys and books for children.

We are expressing our deep gratitude to all those who did not stay indifferent to the plight of Uzbek refugees from Kyrgyzstan and joined the charity initiative.

Lola Karimova helps refugeesUzbekistan’s Permanent Representative Office at UNESCO, jointly with the Uzbek Embassy in France as well as the representative office of the Uzbekistan Airways company in Paris are dispatching about 1 tonne of humanitarian aid to refugee camps. It will be delivered to Uzbekistan on the Paris-Tashkent flight on 23 June. The aid comprising medicines, food and hygienic products was allocated by heads of leading tourist companies in France as well Uzbek citizens currently living there.

Uzbekistan’s Representative Office at UNESCO continues work to collect humanitarian aid for refugees from neighbouring Kyrgyzstan.

Our contact details in Paris:
Azam Abdullaev, tel (+33) 01 5330 0352, fax. tel (+33) 01 5330 0354