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.
On the International Day of Family Remittances, Renate Held, IOM Regional Director for Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Simone Giger, Head of SDC’s Global Programme for Migration and Development, look at how the financial sector can contribute to an equitable recovery
Dushanbe – On the 30th of April, 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a final regional conference in Dushanbe on Remittance Management Policy, bringing together key government stakeholders, national and commercial banks, international organizations and experts. The event was a part of the regional project “Mitigating the Socio-Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Migrants and Communities in Central Asia and the Russian Federation”, which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by IOM.
Far from home, thinking about home
Hundreds of thousands of labour migrants from Tajikistan head to the Russian Federation and other countries every year to seek work. In addition to the enormous economic, social and cultural contributions they make to their host nations, these migrants also provide significant support to their home communities. Although they are underacknowledged in public debates, the positive socio-cultural and economic impacts of migrants on origin communities have been well documented by research, and it is well documented that migrants help to maintain stability by supporting local economies and stimulating economic growth.