Help Save Children in Tajikistan

Tajikistan gained independence when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, but the loss of Soviet subsidies meant a drastic fall in the money available to the government to pay for schools and hospitals and for families to meet basic needs. Although the economy is growing, so is the gap between rich and poor. In rural areas, many children don’t attend school regularly or have access to healthcare when they are sick.

The Challenges for Children in Tajikistan

With widespread poverty, skyrocketing food prices and little access to education, healthcare or basic services, children in Tajikistan need your help.*

  • 11% of school-age children are out of school
  • 43 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
  • 10% of children are engaged in child labor
  • 32% of people live in poverty
Map of Tajikistan

Our Work for Children in Tajikistan

Save the Children started work in Tajikistan and other parts of Central Asia in 1992, by providing food, clothing and shelter to children and families in need. Our main program focus has been to ensure that all children attend primary school, and to improve the quality of the education they receive there. We also strive to keep children safe from harm, particularly children living on the street and those living in institutions and orphanages. In Tajikistan, Save the Children works in Dushanbe, the capital city, and with isolated rural communities in Khatlon province in the south and Soghd province in the north.

How to Help Children in Tajikistan

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2018 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)


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