Food Aid for 1.5 Million People in Tajikistan

To help families in Tajikistan, increasingly in need of food supplies, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated $7 million to the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP)

The funding will help meet both the needs of vulnerable sectors of the population and strengthen the local government’s capacity to combat the effects of persistent price increases.

In Tajikistan, the UNWFP currently guarantees access to good nutrition for over 120,000 people in 24,000 households.

According to the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM), it was estimated that 1.56 million of the country’s citizens people went hungry in 2023. Since then, circumstances have changed for the better. Acute food insecurity amongst the population fell to 16 percent from 20 percent. Nevertheless, WFP monitors continue to keep a watchful eye on household food security and market conditions, and are ready, if needed, to raise additional funds to feed families.


Times of Central Asia