Food Prices Skyrocket in Beleaguered Kyrgyzstan
Posted on Sep 17, 2010
It’s been a rough year for Kyrgyzstan. There was the uprising in April that saw a new government take charge, followed by violent ethnic clashes in June, then by a mass flight of refugees. And now it culminates with food scarcity and soaring prices that affect a quarter of the population amid a broken trade and supply network. —JCL
Kyrgyzstan’s ongoing conflict has had a devastating effect on the country’s economy.
The ethnic violence that erupted in June has disrupted trade networks, leading to a massive increase in food and fuel prices.
The United Nation says more than a quarter of the population across the country are stuggling to get sufficient food.
Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier Walker reports from southern Kyrgyzstan.
Food shortages and ruptured supply lines have led to barren markets in Kyrgyzstan.