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DAFI scholarship helps a refugee in Tajikistan unlock her potential

DAFI scholarship helps a refugee in Tajikistan unlock her potential

Roia, a 23-year-old Afghan refugee living in Tajikistan, studies international law at the Tajik State University of Commerce. She actively participates in conferences, debates, and other student activities and writes articles about global issues. She is very keen on...

Stateless no longer, a tourism professor dreams of future travel

Stateless no longer, a tourism professor dreams of future travel

Standing in a small auditorium at Bukhara State University in central Uzbekistan, Bakhtiyor Navruzzoda opens a tourism conference with a warm welcome to the participants. Due to travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, most of the participants have...

Stateless for 20 years, a filmmaker becomes an Uzbek citizen at last

Stateless for 20 years, a filmmaker becomes an Uzbek citizen at last

Ali Choriev sits in his office in central Bukhara and struggles to hold back tears. “I wasted a lot of time and missed many opportunities. I had a lot of amazing offers. Believe me, you can always find money for bread, but if you don’t have human dignity, a voice,...

UNHCR 70 Anniversary

UNHCR 70 Anniversary

December 14, 2020 marks 70 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Statute of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Since 1951, our mission has been to protect people forced to flee, providing humanitarian assistance and solutions to millions...

Right on a birth registration is the right of every child

Right on a birth registration is the right of every child

On 26 March 2020, a joyful event happened in the family of 19-year-old Nina: she gave birth to her first child, son Radomir. The happiness of young parents was tampered by only one circumstance: Nina could not register the birth of her child, because she did not have...