Migrant workers don’t always return home with pockets full of money and sweets for the family. Sometimes, what is brought home is depression, a disability, even a dead body.
On 8-9 June 2022 IOM Tajikistan jointly with the Ministry of health and social protection of the Republic of Tajikistan conducted 2 days training for the 18 health workers on improving emergency health response at the points of entry. Medical workers of the epidemiology service of Dushanbe, of the sanitary and quarantine points of the cross-border checks “Dusti”, “Guliston”, “Patar”, “Sarazm”, “Kushtegirmon”, Airport Khujand, health workers of the primary health care of the cross-border communities from the Districts of the Republican Subordination, Khatlon and Sogd Oblasts took part at the training.
Three cascade one day trainings for the non-health workers of the points of entries conducted by IOM Tajikistan jointly with the Ministry of health and social protection of the Republic of Tajikistan on 16-20 May 2022.
In May 2022 IOM Tajikistan launched research on mental health among retuned Tajik migrant workers. The methodology of the research developed by the IOM International Research Consultant Mrs. Nataliya Zotova.
On 21 May – 1 June 2022 IOM Expert on Emergency health Mrs. Salma TAHER visited IOM offices in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to monitor running regional project “Enhancing health and border management In Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to respond to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases” and provide technical support to country teams in conducting project’s activities.
Our sincere appreciate to Dusti local authorities, including district Deputy Mayor Ms. Zebo Sharifzoda, for hosting group of Khatlon journalists and answering their questions at a special press-conference dedicated to the life of families affected by migration and left behind.
A group of Khatlon province journalists learned ethical journalism standards and solutions journalism to improve proper coverage of families of migrants with focus on importance of protecting the dignity of these families.
“You are more than these tears in your eyes and the blues in your hearts. You are stronger than you think, stronger than anyone thinks. Stop sobbing and start a new life here and now!”
About fifty rural women; widows, who lost migrant husbands, and wives, whose migrant husbands stopped supporting and contacting them, listen intently to the young lady giving them a motivational speech. Her story sounds like a fairytale and her audience can scarcely believe this young woman once was once in their situation but now is now a successful entrepreneur in her district.