As of mid-2016, 715,000 people were in need of assistance in rural central and eastern parts of the country. This was mainly due the deteriorating economic situation in Russia and restrictions on the migrant labour market, which affected Tajik purchasing power by reducing the frequency and volume of remittances, used by many households to buy food.
As of early 2017, the food security situation improved with the increased volume and frequency of remittances due to Russia’s strengthened economy. The situation is expected to continue to improve in the next months. Therefore, as of May 2017, Tajikistan was categorised as No Severity. The crisis analysis will no longer be updated, but ACAPS continues to monitor Tajikistan on a weekly basis, due to its vulnerability to food insecurity.
INFORM measures Tajikistan's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be medium at 4.4/10.?
Information Gaps and needs
Lack of information and updates. Food insecurity assessment reports have not been updated since May 2016.