Tajikistan – ICRC cooperation

08.07.2019 09:10

The ICRC started its activities in Tajikistan in 1992 and opened an office in Dushanbe in January 1993. On 14 June 2003, a Head Quarter Agreement was signed between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the ICRC. In October 2020, Ms. Angelika Schopp was appointed as the Head of the ICRC Mission in Tajikistan.

In September 2013, with the consent of Tajik authorities, the ICRC Afghanistan Office was opened in Dushanbe for the support of the humanitarian operations there.

The ICRC MoveAbility foundation provides technical support, consultations, sponsorship for training of the staff as well as provides equipment and machinery support for the Orthopedic Centre in Dushanbe and its brunches in Khujand and Kulob.

The ICRC has supported the National Centre of Legislation under the President of Republic of Tajikistan to conduct a study comparing domestic legislation with norms of international law on the rights of missing persons and their families.

The ICRC promotes International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and other humanitarian norms among the authorities, the armed and law enforcement bodies and youth, including universities. The ICRC regularly organizes international, regional and national IHL events for government officials to facilitate the implementation of IHL provisions at the domestic level.

The ICRC provides assistance to the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan to develop the capacity to provide humanitarian assistance in cases of emergency, to assist people separated from their families and restore contact with them, in the reintegration of people who were returned to their homeland from conflict zones.

The ICRC office, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan are members of the REACT (Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team) platform, providing humanitarian assistance to the population affected by natural disasters.

Every year, the ICRC Mission in Tajikistan signs a plan of actions for the year in the framework of cooperation between the ICRC and government bodies.

As part of the implementation of Cooperation Program between ICRC Mission and the Ministry of Defense for 2021, the ICRC Secretariat took part in the exercises of the CSTO member states "Interaction-2021".