30 September 2015

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Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin, Nutrition
31 July 2015

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, met with leading government officials at the Regional South and Central Asia Consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit and visited the Shaartuz District on a four-day trip to Tajikistan the week of 22 July.

Climate Change, School Meals
1 November 2012

Qalai Maksud, TAJIKISTAN -- For Khosiyat and Gulru, second grade students in School #86 in Qalai Maksud village, this school year is different. The school, which is in Tajikistan’s deforested eastern Rasht district, has received fruit trees from WFP and the two girls are now responsible for taking care of a pear tree and an apple tree each.

General Food Distribution
23 May 2012

Nazri Azizova is sitting on the floor of her small house in southern Tajikistan where a WFP staff member has just brought a small miracle into her the story to know what is that miracle.

School Meals
16 March 2012

For a sister and brother in eastern Tajikistan, the Central Asian New Year celebration brings art to their WFP school feeding programme and their father home from Russia.



School Meals
17 October 2011

“Children represent only 20 percent of our population but they are 100 percent of our future.”
 -- Vladimir Chernigov

Food for Assets, Nutrition
1 June 2011

On the tiny portion of Tajikistan that is not covered with mountains, trees explode with green leaves and the brown earth is carpeted with sprouting vegetables.

General Food Distribution
5 April 2011

The people in five villages of the remote Rasht Valley in eastern Tajikistan had good reason to celebrate the annual "Navruz" or Central Asian New Year in March, as WFP delivered much appreciated food at the tail end of a hard winter. Five  "jamoats" -- villages -- in Rasht were cut off by fighting late last year between government and insurgent forces, and the people were caught between, unable to move freely, tend their farms or go to the market to purchase food. Once the snow and ice melted and the roads were again passable, WFP conducted a special distribution for some 4,600 grateful people in the villages, for whom the fortified wheat flour, enriched vegetable oil, salt and dried peas will keep them going until the first spring crops appear.


General Food Distribution
5 January 2011

It’s going to be a hard, cold winter in the Rasht Valley as the people living in this isolated region of Tajikistan take stock of their meager food supplies. Here, more than elsewhere in this Central Asian country, one blow after another has hammered at the fragile food security of households reliant on small-scale farming and household garden plots in order to eat

10 November 2010

After falling ill with stage II tuberculosis, Zebinisso Idibekova's future looked bleak. She couldn't afford the medication and was growing weaker by the day. But a combination of nutritious food and free medication have brought her back from the edge -- and ensured her son stays in school.