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January 12, 2022

Firuz Khudoberdiev, a 37-year-old resident of the Chagev village in Tajikistan’s Badakhshon region, says that his entire family has been involved in the beekeeping business, in one way or another. 

January 12, 2022

Niyozbegim, a 58-year-old woman, lives in Roshorv village of Rushan in Tajikistan’s Badakhshon region her entire life. Rushan is located in the Bartang Valley, one the most remote and underserved areas of Tajikistan, where most residents are elders who spend their days farming and tending livestock yet barely make ends meet. Because of a lack of local job opportunities, young people have left the area to find jobs in larger cities like Khorugh and Dushanbe, or have left Tajikistan to find work in Russia. Most of the households remaining in Rushan rely on remittances from family members working elsewhere.

January 12, 2022

Nisso, a 49-year-old woman, was born and raised in Khorugh of Tajikstan’s Badakhshon region. She studied chemistry and biology at the Tajik National University in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan before pursuing a Master’s degree at the Bekhtereva Institute of Human Brain in Saint Petersburg, Russia. 

December 30, 2021

Tuition at Bokhtar State University in the Khatlon region costs 20-year-old Madina Davlatzoda’s father - Majit Davlatov- 5,000 Somoni ($485) a year, the equivalent of seven months of wages. Madina, the youngest of five, is from a rural village in Kushoniyon district. It is common in Southern Tajikistan for parents to keep providing for their daughters after marriage. Madina’s father, the sole breadwinner in the family comprising Madina’s mother and four of her siblings. His task was made more difficult due to COVID-9 lockdowns, which reduced his earning opportunities. 

The United States government donates nearly 2.5 million doses of the COVID vaccines to Tajikistan
December 13, 2021

Today, the United States — through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) — delivered an additional 153,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Tajikistan. Later this week another shipment of 146,520 doses will arrive for a total donation of 299,520 doses this week. These deliveries have been made possible through COVAX, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  This week’s deliveries bring the total U.S. government donation of Pfizer (823,680) and Moderna (1,622,500) vaccine doses in Tajikistan to 2,446,180.


Last updated: January 12, 2022

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