UNICEF commends the Government of Tajikistan on the repatriation of 47 children and women from Syria

Statement by Regina De Dominicis, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia

26 April 2024

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan/GENEVA, 26 April 2024 – “UNICEF welcomes the repatriation of 32 children and 15 women from Syria on 25 April. 

“UNICEF commends the Government of Tajikistan for fulfilling its commitments under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and facilitating the reintegration of children and their mothers with their families and communities. 

“UNICEF works with countries including Tajikistan to support the reintegration of children back to their countries of origin, aligned with their citizenship.  

“UNICEF supports the Government of Tajikistan in ensuring family-based care, individualised needs assessments and case management, mental health and psychosocial support, educational support, access to employment opportunities, and other services to help children’s recovery and development. The support to children and families returning from conflict areas is critical in ensuring their successful reintegration back into communities.”


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