International Organization for Migration

IOM Mission
in Tajikistan

The IOM Global Migration Film Festival 2018 Comes to Tajikistan

When death is certain on land and likely at sea, where do you go? 

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Migration in the Age of Vanishing Waters

IOM Tajikistan and the Government of Tajikistan co-organized a side event to discuss water and migration as a part of the International high-level Conference on International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe. The side-event titled “Migration in the Age of Vanishing Waters” brought together representatives of the related government agencies, international stakeholders, and academia.  

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A Dream Come True – Expanding Agricultural Activities in Panj

          

                         This greenhouse was built with money provided by the Government of the United Kingdom

Amriddin Khalifaev is 33 years old, and lives in the village of Khojakushkori in the Jamoat Mehvar, Panj. Amriddin’s story is similar to the hundreds of thousands of other Tajik men who see themselves obliged to leave their country right after finishing secondary school, with no hopes of finding employment in the Tajik labour market.

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Voluntary Health Assessments Promote Safe Migration in Central Asia

Many thousands of Tajiks leave their country every year for jobs in Russia and Kazakhstan, but the Central Asian nation is also a transit zone for refugees and migrants from China, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Like nationals, transiting migrants also have access to medical checks, and the health status of migrant workers is a priority for the Tajik National Health Strategy.

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Breaking Stereotypes in Southern Tajikistan – Supporting Women in Agriculture

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018 IOM Tajikistan has collected three stories that well represent some of the strong, independent women the organisation is working with.                                             

       

                Gulshanbi Zardova pictured on the mini-tractor she received from IOM with United Kingdom Government support

A women on a tractor is not a common sight in Tudaboyon village, a village which lays by the border to Afghanistan in Chubek Jamoat, Hamadoni. Despite women in Tajikistan increasingly taking on agricultural responsibilities and working the fields whilst their husbands and sons have migrated to Russia for work; there are still some things that are not considered normal or appropriate for women to do.

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Sumaia Yusupova's story

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018 IOM Tajikistan has collected three stories that well represent some of the strong, independent women the organisation is working with.     

I was born and raised in Shaartuz.  I did not finish school, only studied until 8th grade.  After I dropped out of school, I helped my grandma with cooking and cleaning.  When I was 16 years old, I was married off to a family acquaintance.  My husband used to sell pirozhki in the market when we first got married.  Within a year of our marriage, my husband went to Russia for the first time.  In 2009 I went to Russia for the first time too.  I worked for a year and returned back to Tajikistan.  Next time I went to Russia was in 2011. 

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The Women Who Guard Afghanistan and Tajikistan’s Borders

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018 IOM Tajikistan has collected three stories that well represent some of the strong, independent women the organisation is working with.

   

Dushanbe, Tajikistan - The border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan stretches for over 1,300 kilometers across harsh, mountainous terrain, cutting through some of the most inaccessible and remote places on earth.

The geography alone makes this one of the world’s most difficult borders to manage. But the job facing the Tajik and Afghan border agencies has become even tougher with growing insecurity in northern Afghanistan since 2014.

Better coordination between Tajik and Afghan border guards has become essential as both sides try to encourage legal cross-border business, while combating the often deadly threat posed by narcotics and people traffickers.

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Doing Business on the Roof of the World

The Tajik-Afghan border stretches for over 1300 kilometres through remote, inaccessible, and extremely mountainous terrain. It cuts through the Pamir Mountains, the so-called “Roof of the World”, home to some of the world’s highest mountains at the junction of the Hindu Kush, Tian Shan and Himalayan ranges.

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International Organization for Migration - Mission in Tajikistan

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