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Food delivered to hospital in Osh

Kyrgyzstan, June 17, 2010

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Five tons of food and medical aid from Mercy Corps' microfinance company, Kompanion, and three other organizations were distributed to a hospital and a beleaguered neighborhood in Osh yesterday.

The regional manager of Kompanion distributed baby food, cereals and essential commodities -- detergents, soap, matches and toothpaste -- to sequestered employees of Kompanion and Mercy Corps. The main children's hospital also received a small amount of food and commodities.

Our employees there say they didn't observe any masked or armed gangs reported driving around the city in recent days. "They noticed that people and cars on the streets getting more, so that situation getting better. The same is in Jalalabad -- even public transportation is available on the streets."