Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
Section D. Specific needs of displaced women, children and elderly persons
In 2010, in its combined third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Uzbekistan stated:
915. At the beginning of 2006, there were in the country 762 underage refugees from Afghanistan. At the beginning of 2008, there lived in the country 384 refugee families, including 424 minors. At the beginning of 2009, 97 refugee families lived in the country. They comprised 673 persons, 112 of whom were minors, most of them of school age.
916. The staff of internal affairs, national education and health care authorities, in cooperation with local government representatives, take specific steps to protect the rights and interests of refugee children and carry out proactive work to prevent juvenile delinquency among them.
917. Under the Health Care Act, medical attention provided by treatment and preventive care facilities and guaranteed by the State to be free includes children’s examinations and treatment.