Despite assurances that asylum seekers would not be deported following the expulsion of nine Afghans in September, the United Nations refugee agency today said the government of Tajikistan had expelled five more Afghans from the country last week.
Marking the fifth anniversary of the signing of the General Peace Agreement in Tajikistan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed the parties for their determination to foster a secure environment in the formerly war-wracked country.
With Tajikistan in need of continuing support for its peace-building efforts, Secretary-General Kofi Annan intends to keep active the United Nations presence in the country for another year, according to a letter released today at UN Headquarters in New York.
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.
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.