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September 15, 2021

Animal rights activists found the mutilated body of a dead dog in Dushanbe’s Luchob district. The dog was hanged and burned. Unfortunately, such sights are all too common. Over the past decade, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has recorded over 550 cases of animal cruelty, however, the actual number is many times higher.

United States Provides Additional $2.8 Million for COVID-19 Assistance in Tajikistan
September 15, 2021

The United States -- through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) -- announced $2.8 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Tajikistan. The funding will support the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population’s efforts to coordinate Tajikistan’s COVID-19 vaccine readiness, delivery, and effectiveness; strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers; and optimize oxygen systems including by procuring the equipment and supplies needed for oxygen production, distribution and delivery to patients.

September 9, 2021

Mehrubon, a 42-year old man, lives in a remote village Yol of the Shamsiddin Shohin district in Tajikistan. When he was 18, an incident forced him to leave the country and become a labor migrant in Russia where he worked as a loader in a store. While in Russia in 2001, Mehrubon was put on the federal wanted list in his native town, and in 2002 he was deported from Russia. Upon arrival in Tajikistan, he was admitted to a colony, a Bokhtar city’s prison. 

USAID and the Aga Khan Foundation Provide Access to Water and Sanitation
September 8, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and, through their joint Thrive Tajikistan: Partnership for Socio-Economic Development project, officially commissioned a new drinking water supply system and a latrine at School #20 in Safedoron village in Panj district of Khatlon province. This drinking water supply system will provide clean water to more than 2,700 people, and the school latrine will ensure modern sanitation services to more than 640 students and teachers, with separate spaces for males and females. 

August 20, 2021

U.S. Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim and USAID/Tajikistan Acting Mission Director Randy Kolstad joined Minister of Education and Sciences Imomzoda Muhammdyusuf Saydali to celebrate USAID’s donation of 464 new Braille and large print books during an event at the Hisor Boarding School for visually impaired children.  Education officials and local authorities visited the school community at the event and received the donated books.

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