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Reference : V-P-TJ-E-00021
Date : 2016
Country/Region : TAJIKISTAN
Caption : Rasht valley, Tavildara. Thanks to the support of the ICRC, a mine victim was able to resume the activity of his private shop. With the provided grant, he could increase his income.
Photographer : MIRALISHOEVA, Atrigul
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, "Tajikistan: Mine victims received grants to develop their own business ", 19 January 2017
“Almost a thousand people in Tajikistan have fallen victim to mines and unexploded remnants of war either during the civil war in the country in the 1990s, or as a result of accidents along the border with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. This number is increasing every year.
For those who have been left with a disability as a result of these accidents, it is especially difficult to maintain financial independence and the ability to support their families. The ICRC has designed a cash grant programme to help them to start small businesses. […]
In 2016, some 800 families benefited from the programme, which covered all regions of the country. Among them are many former deminers […] who were engaged in mine clearance during and after the armed conflict in the 1990s.”
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