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Turkmenistan: Denial, Inaction Worsen Food Crisis

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Click to expand Image A woman sells herbs in Ashgabat. © 2018 TIHR (New York) – Government inaction in response to the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically exacerbated Turkmenistan’s pre-existing food crisis, Human Rights Watch and the Turkmenistan Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) said today. Shortages of subsidized food, accelerating since 2016, have worsened, with people waiting hours in line to try to buy more affordable food products, often being turned away empty-handed. Turkmenistan’s government denies the existence of poverty in the country and has failed…

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