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29 Jan 2013 description

Prime minister’s charity group accused of making selective compensation awards.

By Tinatin Jvania - Caucasus
CRS Issue 673, 28 Jan 13

A charity owned by Georgian prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili is extending a helping hand to people whose homes and crops were damaged by hailstorms last summer. But the gesture has received a hostile response from residents of the affected area who say they have lost out in the compensation process.

15 Nov 2012 description

CHF 122,954 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Georgia Red Cross Society (GRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 400 households (1,800 people).

31 Jul 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In April – June 2012, the region received $15 million in humanitarian funding.

  • Figures on Uzbekistan’s and Tajikistan’s outgoing aid released by governments

  • Unusually high number of disasters hit the region

After a long winter, a series of disasters

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan hit by above-average number of disasters

16 May 2012 description

Blog - ECHO in the field

Tbilisi, 14 May: We drive on a narrow winding road up the mountain. The ride is bumpy; part of the road has been washed away by yesterday’s torrential rains. To the left and right, green meadows and walnut trees, the sky still grey with clouds. ‘Every spring, parts of Georgia are flooded and at risk from landsides. Every summer we face drought ‘explains Ketevan Lomsadze, ECHO’s project officer based in Tbilisi.

16 May 2012 description

CHF 122,954 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Georgia Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 400 households (1,800 people).
Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary:

14 May 2012 description

Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 14 May.'12 / 23:58

Flood recovery needs in Tbilisi is estimated in the range of about GEL 2-3 million (about USD 1.2-1.8 million), Gigi Ugulava, the capital city's mayor, said on May 14.

"Some funds will be allocated from the central [state] budget and we also have to request the [Tbilisi City Council] Sakrebulo to increase reserve fund. At least 2-3 million Lari will be required for the works that have to be done. We should spare no efforts in order to provide assistance to each an every person who needs help," Ugulava said.

13 May 2012 description

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The authorities have pledged on May 13 to provide shelter to those left homeless as a result of last nights’ flooding in Tbilisi, which killed five people.

A clean-up operation was underway on Sunday with works expected to continue for next several days in the most hit area, which is located in the capital city’s Ortachala district.

13 May 2012 description

\05/13/2012 17:36 GMT

TBILISI, May 13, 2012 (AFP) - Five people, including a mother and her two children, were killed when flooding brought by heavy rains destroyed houses overnight in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, officials said on Sunday.

The rains sent torrents of muddy water through the city's rundown Ortachala district where many people live in dilapidated housing.

Local television showed buildings partially collapsed or submerged and cars overturned by the flood amid streets strewn with debris, as emergency services workers lifted residents to safety.