by Andy Rocchelli
Fighting between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks has killed at least 2000 people.
Checkpoints have been set up in the city of Osh and the violence has also spread to the neighbouring city of Jalal-abad, where Uzbek homes have been destroyed and unconfirmed reports say hundreds of people have been killed.
The United Nations has issued an appeal for $71m in humanitarian aid for Kyrgyzstan, where more than 400,000 people have been displaced by the fighting.
Many have taken refuge in camps along the border with Uzbekistan, and the Red Cross has called the situation an immense crisis
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