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29 Feb 2016 description

Executive summary

Does disaster risk reduction actually pay off? If so, what are the benefits and underlying mechanisms? This costbenefit analysis (CBA) finds that the USD 2.4 million of external support to the disaster risk management programme of Georgia Red Cross Society (GRCS), launched in 2010, has paid off extremely well: In the three surveyed areas, identified benefit-cost ratios range between 12.51 and 54.54.

19 Dec 2002 description

Eight months after last April's earthquake in Tbilisi, thousands of residents say they are facing a winter without proper housing.

15 Nov 2002 description

Canadian Feed the Children Assists Earthquake-affected Population

On 25 April 2002, an earthquake damaged a number of buildings in Tbilisi, including schools, kindergartens and IDP collective centers in various districts of the city. The Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation compiled a list of the affected buildings in order to include them in assistance programmes.

One of the damaged IDP collective centers is located in Gldani VI micro-district, in the building of former kindergarten

20 Aug 2002 description
report Médecins du Monde

MDM Cyprus have materialized 3 missions within the republic of Georgia. The first mission- exploratory mission took place in 1999. In 2000 a team of four volunteers (all doctors) visited the Children's Hospitals of Kareli and Tbilisi. The team performed 34 surgical operations on children suffering congenital malformations and examined 140 children. During this mission Prof. Dr. Eleni Theocharous also gave lectures to the local doctors on post-operative care in order for the doctors to be able to take care of the operated children after the team would leave the Hospital.

07 Aug 2002 description

Uncoordinated Activity of Structures Delays Assistance

April 25 earthquake in Georgian capital Tbilisi rendered many people homeless. Tbilisi municipality created a special assistance fund for the earthquake victims, which would have accumulated state funds and private donations for purchasing and distributing homes for the victims. But due to uncoordinated activities of the state and private structures, the assistance is being delayed.

At present Tbilisi municipal fund is processing statistical information and creating a data bank.

18 Jun 2002 description

TBILISI, 18 June 2002 - A fund raised by an OSCE charity ball is being used to provide psycho-social rehabilitation for 75 children from internally displaced families who were heavily affected by an earthquake in Georgia last April.

10 Jun 2002 description

By Elizabeth Piper

TBILISI (Reuters) - Dragging herself up from her tiny bed, Tata Akhazaya-Dioskureli says she arrived in Georgia with only the clothes she stood up in.

She left all the rest, her pots and pans and her husband in the Black Sea territory Abkhazia, fleeing the region's ferocious war of secession that left at least 10,000 people dead and thousands more without homes.

A playwright who had a large home just over the towering Caucasus mountains in Abkhazia, Dioskureli thought she would return in a couple of weeks.

But almost 10 years on she has yet to go …

06 Jun 2002 description

Silver Spring, Maryland -- In early June, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Georgia began providing counseling and health services to 150 survivors of the earthquake that struck on April 25, 2002, in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.

29 May 2002 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Georgia stricken by major earthquake
  • Rapid assessment undertaken by the UN Disaster Management Team (DMT) and the Georgian Government
  • Emergency response provided to cover immediate needs with in-country resources
  • Emergency appeal submitted to the donor community
15 May 2002 description

The Disaster Management Team (DMT) was established in December 2001 and consists of relevant UN agencies present in Georgia, several interested donors, international non-governmental organisations, and with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Georgian Government as observers. The DMT is chaired by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.

The primary purpose of the DMT is to prepare for and facilitate a prompt, effective and concerted country-level response by the UN system and the member international entities in the event of a disaster/emergency.

15 May 2002 description
report World Vision

Following the 6.0 earthquake on April 25, 2002, World Vision was among first organizations to meet the needs of those sleeping in tents after the hit destroyed their dwellings.

12 May 2002 description

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)

10 May 2002 description

Counterpart International Assists Medical Facilities in Samegrelo

07 May 2002 description

(Tbilisi, May 7, Civil.ge) - 40 tons of humanitarian aid arrives from Russian in Georgia for the victims of the April 25 earthquake today.

The aid will be distributed among the population of those districts of Tbilisi, where the damage was the most high.

Humanitarian aid consists of tin cans, tents and other products.

06 May 2002 description
report World Vision

By Violeta Roman - MEERO Communications Officer