Relief to come for many who have been forced to flee

By June 17, 2010

Kyrgyzstan (MNN) — As a result of ethnic violence that broke out between Uzbek and Kyrgyz in Kyrgyzstan, thousands of people are on the run. As many as 100,000 refugees have fled to Uzbekistan to escape.

Food for the Hungry's Emergency Relief Unit is currently determining the best way to help the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled to Uzbekistan. Relief will likely include food, hygiene kits and temporary shelter. When they do decide on a course of action, Food for the Hungry will work through its ministry partners and friends to help those who have been displaced.

Pray for Food for the Hungry's decision, especially as their presence will also provide the hope of Christ to many. Pray also for the countless refugees who have been forced at a moment's notice from the homes they knew to a different land. Pray that believers who are fleeing would be a comfort to many and would use this opportunity to point refugees to refuge in Christ.

If you would like to help Food for the Hungry in their efforts to come to the aid of these refugees, visit

To learn more about the recent swell of violence in Kyrgyzstan, click here.

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