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Last updated: September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

On September 21, 2020, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated five years of achievements of the USAID-funded Dignity and Rights program implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

September 23, 2020

Hissar is a city in Western Tajikistan, about 15 km from Dushanbe, the country’s capital. The Hanaka River flows through the city, and the main attraction is the legendary Hissar fortress, through which the caravans of the Great Silk Road passed.

September 17, 2020

“When there are floods, we have to build barriers to keep our land safe,” says Ataev Maksat, a 35-year old farmer from Saryyazy, a village in Mary, Turkmenistan. He is a third generation farmer, growing wheat and cotton on his ancestral land. He also raises livestock and tends to his household vegetable garden -- all of which relies on the Murghab, a transboundary river that flows from Afghanistan to Turkmenistan. 

September 15, 2020

Starting in 2013, July 30 has been recognized as World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Since then, USAID’s grantee, Istiqbolli Avlod, has been conducting events and activities to raise awareness and prevent trafficking in persons in Uzbekistan.

September 9, 2020

When Murat and Bibigul (names changed to protect their identities) took their four children from Nukus in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan and headed to Kazakhstan in search of employment, their future looked promising. Although, life as labor migrants turned out to be more difficult than they had imagined.