February 20, 2002 - Exclusive: Peace Corps Assessment Team to arrive at Uzbekistan

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Peace Corps Assessment Team to arrive at Uzbekistan

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Peace Corps Assessment Team to arrive at Uzbekistan

Reports from Tashkent in Uzbekistan are that the Peace Corps office is open and that employees who stayed in country after the evacuation of volunteers last October have been notified that an Assessment Team from Peace Corps Washington is arriving next week to determine the feasibility and schedule for bringing volunteers back to Uzbekistan.

The Peace Corps suspended its programs in the Central Asian nations of Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan last October due to concerns about their safety in the wake of the military buildup in the region in the aftermath of September 11. There were 149 Volunteers and American staff from Uzbekistan who were returned to Washington, D.C. Local staff kept the Peace Corps Office open in Tashkent.

Peace Corps Washington is in the process of calling members of Uzbekistan 10 and 11 to see if they want to come back. Members of these groups have been urged to call Craig Lamberton, the Uzbekistan country desk assistant at PC Washington, and inform him if they are interested in returning.

The Uzbekistan program will reopen with 40 trainees in August who will work in TEFL (primary, secondary and university).

See our related stories at:

October 1 - Peace Corps Suspends Programs in Central Asia

January 3 - Save Peace Corps Uzbekistan

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