The Daily Outrage: Thousands stuck in camps without food or clean water 

WHAT: Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uzbeks have been driven from their homes in Kyrgyzstan by a bloody week of racial violence from majority Kyrgyz mobs. The refugees are marooned in squalid tent camps lacking sufficient food and clean water.

WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: The Kyrgyzstan government has begun to acknowledge that Kyrgyz police and soldiers allowed mobs to rampage through the Uzbek neighborhoods — and some even took part in the mayhem.

WHAT’S BEING DONE: The U.S. has released $32.2 million to meet immediate needs, and Russia and France sent planeloads of relief gear. The United Nations estimates that as many as 1 million people will need aid and has issued an appeal for $71 million.

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