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Tajikistan is a poor country where the rights of the persons with disabilities are not recognised.
From 1992 to 1997, the country was ravaged by a devastating civil war. Its social infrastructure and economy were partially destroyed and, according to official estimates, 50,000 people died and several hundred thousand people fled their homes because of the conflict.
Despite signs of economic recovery, particularly over the last decade, Tajikistan remains the poorest country in the Central Asia region. Its social protection and health systems are particularly fragile, and its infrastructure requires heavy investment.
The country also experiences difficult climatic conditions, in addition to regular earthquakes and landslides, giving rise to regular humanitarian catastrophes, as at the end of winter of 2007/2008.
The first victims of this state of fragility are the most vulnerable populations, and first and foremost people with disabilities, who are poorly integrated into their country’s social and economic activities.