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U.S. Government Provides Pfizer COBID-19 Vaccines to Tajikistan
September 20, 2021

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 20, 2021 — Today, the United States—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) — donated the first tranche, approximately 115,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Tajikistan to fight COVID-19. Later this week additional doses will arrive for a total donation of 325,260 doses. This Pfizer vaccine dose delivery to Tajikistan is part of the United States Government donation of 500 million safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses for the world through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility.

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. 


Last updated: October 22, 2021

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