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Kyrgyzstan's Migrating Population

By Elmira Naskeeva, Elvira Kalmurzaeva, Azamat Kuramaev











People who move within Kyrgyzstan as well as those going abroad to work face numerous problems. Emigration rates have risen dramatically since the ethnic violence in June.

Meanwhile, the children of “internal migrants” who move from countryside to urban areas are finding it hard to access education in cities like Bishkek. When their parents apply for places, they are often told they do not have the right resident papers and other documents.

The audio programme, in Russian and Kyrgyz, went out on national radio stations in Kyrgyzstan, as part of IWPR project work funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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