Emergencies, Floods
26 May 2010

Record downpours this May brought a rash of flooding to the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. WFP is appealing for $600,000 in relief assistance to help them through the emergency.

Nutrition, School Meals
15 April 2010

WFP staged a lively and colourful “welcome ceremony” for the arrival of a large Russian donation of fortified wheat flour in the capital of Dushanbe. Russian diplomats later visited a school in rural Tajikistan where Russia supports a WFP school meals programme.

Climate Change
7 April 2010

In a unique climate-change project, WFP has launched Tajikistan’s largest tree-planting initiative by an international agency. As well as providing a future source of food for the hungry poor, the project allows WFP to offset some of its carbon footprint. “When the apricots and mulberries start to grow, I will make preserves from them and store them in this same container,” says one beneficiary. “We will have fruit all winter long."  Photo gallery

School Meals
18 March 2010

The innovative school meals projects being run by the Russian government in a town north of Moscow will be the model for new WFP-coordinated programmes in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

School Meals
16 February 2010

The poor village of Kisht, on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border, has never managed to send a girl to university. So community leaders are delighted about a new WFP programme which should mean girls stay at school longer. Now, they hope, maybe one will take the next step.

Focus on Women, Nutrition
28 December 2009

On a cold winter day in the mountains on the western edge of Tajikistan, Rajabgul Rasulova has just had a rare taste of happiness in her life of hardscrabble survival. Thanks to a WFP food distribution, she now has something to put on the table for the family New Year celebration.

9 December 2009

Nutritious food rations from WFP are helping Amirjoni Abdusalom, 8, recover from pulmonary tuberculosis. Soon he'll be able to go back to his family and the normal life of a young boy in his rural Tajik village.

9 December 2009

With winter quickly approaching in Tajikistan, WFP has welcomed the arrival of 1,114 metric tons of wheat flour purchased through a generous donation from the Government of Japan for vulnerable people in Tajikistan.

Food Security Analysis, Nutrition
28 January 2009

"We produced some vegetables on our land in the past, but during the last few years we did not get any harvest due to the lack of rain and locust infestation."
-- Akramova Saparoi

28 September 2007

WFP has welcomed US government contributions in September totaling US$110.7 million for the hungry poor in 11 countries from Latin America to Asia. Nearly half the resources were targeted to Sudan, home to WFP’s single-largest operation in the world.