The Tajikistan government built a temporary camp south of the capital Dushanbe for a possible overflow of Afghan refugees, Tajikistan state-owned media Khawar TV reported.
Tajikistani officials said the camps have been prepared with the support of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Save the Children, and the Agha Khan foundation (AKF).
“The camp consists of 64 tents and includes facilities with electricity, water systems, bathrooms and kitchens," said Hamida Yousufi, the spokeswoman of the Tajikistan Emergency Committee.
Afghan experts welcomed the decision and called it a good move to assist Afghanistan people.
“The move by Tajikistan is a signal of a contribution for Afghan civilians who may seek safety in case of any military and security threats happening in the northern provinces of Afghanistan,” said Mahdi Arefi, international relations expert.
Meanwhile, the United Nations high Commission for Refugees urged all countries to provide more support for Afghan refugees.
“Women plus children in Afghanistan are bearing the brunt of the country’s humanitarian crisis. Millions have fled their homes, struggling to find adequate food and shelter. Robust donor support is vital and their communities must have access to life-saving aid.” UNHCR Afghanistan tweeted.
Millions of Afghans migrated for various reasons during the past years and Pakistan and Iran host many Afghan refugees.