Tajikistan: UN calls for winterized tents to reach quake victims before cold sets in

The United Nations is seeking to ensure that emergency aid, including winterized tents and reconstruction materials, reaches victims of last month’s earthquake in Tajikistan before the cold season starts.

Tajikistan must balance freedom of religious bodies against coercion by them – UN expert

Largely Muslim Tajikistan should take a balanced approach to religion, ensuring that legislation and policies respect the right to freedom of belief while also protecting the population, especially vulnerable individuals, from harassment by non-State entities in the name of religion, according to an independent United Nations rights expert.