Kazakhstan: Families Struggle to Enjoy Basic Rights
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A woman carries a child in the village of Zhalanash, Kazakhstan, April 16, 2017.
© 2017 REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
(Berlin, October 5, 2022) – Vulnerable populations in Kazakhstan are not able to secure their basic social and economic rights, Human Rights Watch said today.
Almost a million people are receiving help from Kazakhstan’s main social assistance program, Targeted Social Assistance(TSA), but the program is failing to protect many people who need assistance. Rigid eligibility criteria and means tests exclude many people in need of support. The government should make changes in the program to eliminate errors in determining eligibility and arbitrary barriers that leave out qualified people and increase the benefits amount to …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch