Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
Section E. International assistance to displaced persons
In 2008, in its second periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Tajikistan stated: “Over the last 10 years, the conflict in Afghanistan has driven about a thousand Afghans to seek refuge in Tajikistan.”
In the report, Tajikistan also stated:
540. The refugee children come from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. …
542. It is mainly the UNHCR that provides protection and humanitarian assistance for refugee children and refugees in general, through its partners in the field, namely, the Norwegian Refugee Council, the NGO Refugee Children and Vulnerable Citizens (RСVС), the Legal Aid Centre of the NGO Society and Law[,] and other organizations, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan.
543. The UNHCR and the RСVС provide material, humanitarian and medical assistance for 2,350 refugees and child refugees (the latter account for half the total) and refunds 50 per cent of what they spend on medicines. These refugees can consult doctors free of charge and obtain hospital treatment. Persons with disabilities of various kinds and vulnerable groups with children receive a monthly allowance. The poorest groups have their rent paid.