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Ilonna lived without citizenship for many years

Ilonna lived without citizenship for many years

Ilonna Pozharskaya, a 30-year-old mother of two children, lived without a passport for most of her life. “My mother moved to Kyrgyzstan when I was a child. I didn’t ask her why we had moved from the Amur Region. We settled in Issyk Kul region. At the age...

Refugee nurse on the front lines in Tajikistan’s battle against COVID

Refugee nurse on the front lines in Tajikistan’s battle against COVID

In 2006 Diyono and her family fled Afghanistan when she was still a teenager. Her family of six was granted refuge in Tajikistan and lives in the north of the country in Sughd Province. After finishing high school in Khujand, Diyono enrolled in medical college and in...

Faced with COVID, Refugees in Tajikistan Struggle to Survive

Faced with COVID, Refugees in Tajikistan Struggle to Survive

When Zilme, his wife Sausan, and their three children arrived in Tajikistan in 2013, they hoped to find a better life. They had fled Afghanistan when security conditions declined and it became too dangerous for the family to remain. However, their new life in...