International Organization for Migration

IOM Mission
in Tajikistan

Money from honey: Bee colony helps family of former migrants

Father and son Isroilovs both returned from labour migration in Russia ill and unable to perform hard physical works anymore. At a remote village close to Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan they’d have a hard life, if not a solution in type of an easier job –beekeeping. IOM with funds from USAID Dignity and Rights project provided Isroilovs with honeybee colonies and protective clothing sets, as well as trained them on apiculture.

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Child refugee in Afghanistan, young migrant worker in Russia, and now a successful farmer at home, in Tajikistan

Navruzshoh, for the first time, started selling lemon and tomato, both fruits and plants he harvested from his own greenhouse built with International Organization for Migration – UN Migration Agency (IOM) support. 

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Spent a decade in migration, but found happiness at home

Eleven years of labour migration, re-entry ban, three years of occasional small earnings home – that’s how Mirzoshoh spent a decade and half of his youth before found out about an International Organization for Migration (IOM) program, which created him an opportunity to employ himself and a team of him and stay home by family. 


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Cleaner in Russia, employer at home: Story of a childhood dream coming true

Last summer she was an unemployed mother of two schoolgirls and a husband with special needs. Today she expands her tailoring business, employs girls at neighborhood, and passes her tailoring skills to daughters. Sadorat Alimurodova, 42, does not stop thanking IOM for a revolution she had in her life, when received tailoring equipment in September 2018 and started doing what she knows best and loves best – sewing beautiful ladies’ dresses.

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Housewife-turned-breadwinner: IOM empowers Tajik women and changes social stereotypes

When Oyjon Nurmatova got married at 19, as every young lady she dreamed of a happy family with loving husband and lovely children by her, not that in ten years she would have to leave her far remote village in south of Tajikistan for one of biggest cities of the world – Moscow seeking for a job to feed her three children, mother-in-law, and imprisoned husband.

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A Bespoke Solution to the Challenge of Migration

Vahhobjon Achildiev’s studio is a landmark in the centre of his hometown Shahritus in southernTajikistan and he is a well-recognized fashion-monger for local trendy youth.

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Governments in Central Asia connected in Dushanbe to manage mixed migration and support asylum

Tajikistan hosted the Second Meeting of the Technical Experts’ Group of the Almaty Process, a regional inter-state initiative, in Dushanbe, 14-15 May 2019. Government officials from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan, as well as UN experts, have gathered to continue dialogue and exchange views on mixed migration flows, including refugee protection and migration issues in Central Asia and the wider region.


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IOM participated at discussion of migrants’ health in Moscow

HIV service organizations from 11 East European and Central Asian countries came together at a meeting on migrants’ health in Moscow conducted on 27-29 April 2019 to contribute in cross border dialogue and joint actions to help people living with HIV in the region.

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