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Tajikistan - New Year Food Distribution

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In Tajikistan the burden of rural poverty is shouldered mostly by women, who raise the children alone after their husbands disappear into Russia’s remittance labour pool, move away to take a second wife, or die.

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WFP distributes a two-month food ration to the most vulnerable families in Tajikistan at two times of the year – in the pre-harvest “lean season” and before the winter sets in.

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In 2009 WFP gave food to some 250,000 vulnerable people in November and December, the biggest such distribution in four years. Among the beneficiaries were many widows and abandoned wives.

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Rajabgul Rasulova has just had a rare taste of happiness in her life of hardscrabble survival. Thanks to a WFP food distribution, she now has something to put on the table for the family New Year celebration. Read story

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For many villagers the daily diet is unchanging: tea and bread in the morning, soup made of peas, onions and water for lunch and tea with what remains of the soup for supper.

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This food distribution took place in the Essanboy district, one of the poorest parts of what is already the poorest country in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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The wheat flour, vegetable oil, dried peas and salt that WFP distributes give beneficiaries a small measure of freedom from penury and desperation

WFP distributes a two-month food ration to the most vulnerable families in Tajikistan at two times of the year – in the pre-harvest “lean season” and before the winter sets in. In 2009, WFP gave food to some 250,000 people in November and December, the biggest such distribution in four years.