IOM Tajikistan Newsletter

Training of Trainers on Humanitarian Border Management for Training Centres’ Instructors in Tajikistan

ToT on HBM for Training Centres Instructors in Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 02, 2013 - IOM Tajikistan together with the IOM Regional Office in Vienna have successfully delivered a six-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on Humanitarian Border Management (HBM) for eight experienced instructors and two officials from the Border Forces Department of Tajikistan. 

IOM is conducting activities for the celebration of World AIDS Day in Tajikistan

Описание: rep_27_018Every year, by Resolution of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Resolution of the UN General Assembly adopted in 1988, the 1st of December has been commemorated as a World Day of combating Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

This date was specified with the purpose of drawing the attention of the international community to the prevalence of HIV infection that is taking on the scale of a global pandemic, spreading across all regions of the world.

Raising awareness on migration and legal, health issues

The International Organization for Migration in Tajikistan continues to conduct meetings in remote areas with migrant workers, community leaders and local authorities to raise awareness on migration and health issues, provide consultations on legal aspects of migration, update knowledge on migration legislation in host countries and promote existing legal and health services for migrants that are supported by governmental and international bodies.

ОО партнеры МОМ активно работают с трудящимися мигрантами и членами их семей, повышая их осведомлённость по проблемам ИППП, В

Меня зовут Мансур, мне 32 года.  Я из кишлака Чамбил джамоата Унджи. Вот уже 11 лет как я зарабатываю, выезжая на заработки  зарубеж. Где я только не работал! И в Росии, и в Казахстана, даже в Прибалтике. Каждый год я по 10 месяцев работаю за пределами Таджикистана, и лишь два месяца нахожусь дома, в кругу семьи.

IOM’s NGO partners are actively working with migrant workers and members of their families, raising their awareness on STIs, HIV

My name is Mansoor. I am 32. I am from the village of Chambil in the Jamoat of Undzhi . For the past 11 years I have left to work abroad. Where haven’t I worked! I’ve work in Russia, Kazakhstan, even in the Baltics. Every year I work for 10 months outside of Tajikistan, and I am at home with my family only two months a year.

ВИЧ не может стать преградой семейному счастью

«ВИЧ не может стать причиной развода. Наоборот, именно в такие моменты нужно поддерживать друг друга, быть вместе несмотря ни на что. ВИЧ не может  быть преградой семейному счастью!»

HIV mustn’t be an obstacle to family happiness

After being screened for HIV,Firuza and Olim learned that they were both HIV positive. Despite the post-test counseling,they began to blame each other for being infected and, unable to bear the mental strain, the couple divorced.

TOT on Humanitarian Border Management For Training Centers’ Instructors

Dushanbe, October 02, 2013 - IOM Tajikistan together with IOM Regional

Opening of Canada Visa Application Centre

International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Tajikistan is pleased to announce the opening of the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC), on 24 September 2013.

CVAC is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorised to accept applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canada’s permanent residents in the Tajikistan. 

Joint Tajik-Afghan Training on Humanitarian Border Management

IOM Tajikistan has successfully started one of the components of the project titled “Integrated Cooperation Programme on Tajik-Afghan Border Security and Community Stabilization”. Ten border police officers of Afghan National Border Police and five officers of Department of Border Forces of Tajikistan attended the first round of a ten-day joint “Humanitarian Border Management” training course.

Helping women and families to cope with negative aspects of migration

In recent years, the number of Tajik migrant workers leaving the country in search of employment has continued to grow, to the point where it now represents a significant portion of the country’s male population.  While this has brought a certain degree of economic stability to the country in the form of remittances totaling almost USD 3.3 billion, or 45% of national GDP, it has also led to an increasing number of long-term and permanently abandoned women-headed households.  IOM research has found that approximately 1/3 of migrating husbands fail to support and return home to their families, leaving the wives particularly vulnerable to depression, a lack of access to housing and land, poor physical health, food shortages, and other related issues.