Geneva - As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Network on Migration salutes the immense efforts to date to combat this crisis and urges that all – including migrants regardless of their migratory status – are included in efforts to mitigate and roll back this illness’s impact. To that end, migrants must be seen as both potential victims and as an integral part of any effective public health response. It is particularly important that all authorities make every effort to confront xenophobia, including where migrants and others are subject to discrimination or violence linked to the origin and spreading of the pandemic. COVID-19 does not discriminate, and nor should our response, if it is to succeed.
Those lines are uppermost on the minds of millions of people in at least 21 countries – plus millions more migrants around the globe - as they begin the celebration of Nowruz, which is the beginning of spring and also often known as Persian New Year.
Representatives of state agencies and civil society organizations in four different regions of Tajikistan learned safe migration rules and migrants’ rights protection ways at trainings organized by the International Organization for Migration - UN Migration Agency. The series of trainings concluded on 12 March in Rasht valley. Earlier this year, Bokhtar in Khatlon, Khujand in Sughd, and Khorugh in Badakhshon provinces hosted the similar trainings.
An assistance provided by the International Organization for Migration – UN Migration Agency (IOM) to Marjona Zardova, a returned Tajik migrant worker in Russian Federation, helped her to gain financial independence and feel herself as an important member of the society.
Azizullo Ismatov never was enough lucky to get a proper education and while a child had to help his father to run an eatery in his home district Kushoniyon in south of Tajikistan. Years later this experience added by life lessons in the Russian Federation would help him to run his and his family’s life.
Murodali Sharipov did not achieve his dream job of career in the military, but when got the very first chance to win hearts and respect of neighbors in the neighborhood, used it immediately. Now he provides a service the whole village and neighboring villages need – tilling the soil in farmlands.
As the world meets at the United Nations Climate Change summit in New York, IOM Tajikistan is launching a major new project on climate change, gender, and migration.
Increase in global number of international migrants continues to outpace growth of the world’s population
New York, 17 September–The number of international migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million since 2010. Currently, international migrants comprise 3.5 per cent of the global population, compared to 2.8 per cent in the year 2000, according to new estimates released by the United Nations today.