Millions from all over the region have historically travelled there to work, with their remittances playing a significant part in many countries’ economies.
Business and private individuals hope to escape the consequences of Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
Women labour migrants endure years of domestic drudgery and loneliness to support the families left behind.
A weak currency and high inflation spells trouble for the Central Asian country’s economy.
Citizens from the Middle East, Africa and Asia say that they are being routinely discriminated against when applying for residency.
As fears of Russian invasion mount, many see their future in a potential resettlement scheme.
With the exception of Dushanbe, all other regional powers will strictly limit numbers.
Cold, hungry, and trapped, Afghans and Iraqis are amongst those caught between countries.
Many who fled the uprising say life in the neighbouring country has not been easy.
Remittances from those working abroad make up a key part of the country’s economy.