Facing severe shortfall, Tajikistan needs food assistance, UN agency says

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for urgent food aid for 1 million people who are suffering from a devastating two-year drought in Tajikistan, one of the poorest of the former Soviet Republics.

United Nations to continue peace-building in Tajikistan through mid-2002

The United Nations will continue its peace-building efforts in Tajikistan, consolidating reconciliation in the country that "still bears the tragic traces of civil war," according to a document released today at UN Headquarters in New York.