DUSHANBE -- Central Asia's poorest country received humanitarian aid from 44 countries in the first half of 2017, Avesta.tj reported Thursday (August 10), quoting the Tajik government.
The aid exceeded $26.1 million (229.1 million TJS) in value and weighed more than 7,400 tonnes, said the government, citing major items such as flour, cooking oil and medicine.
The largest donor by value was Serbia (20.1% of the aid).
With the 'Islamic State' on the verge of defeat, Kazakhstanis who joined the group are likely to begin returning home, where they will face anti-terrorism measures.
Popular support in Central Asia for Islamist insurgencies in the Middle East and beyond is waning.