Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
Section D. Specific needs of displaced women, children and elderly 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. …
547. According to information supplied by the migration service, there are at present 705 refugee children enrolled in general schools in Dushanbe, of whom 650 are enrolled at the Somonyon school, where they are taught in their own language, while 52 are enrolled in other institutions where the teaching is in Tajik. Refugee children have access to education in schools close to their place of residence or live and study in boarding schools (Shakhrinau district of the city of Kurgan-Tyube), while some receive a special secondary education.