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26 Mar 2013 description

Since 25 March 2013, the UN Refugee Agency is providing its big tents and plastic sheeting to families affected by the heavy rains in Gori and Kopitnari. Following a request from the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia (MRA) and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, the Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Georgia is helping victims of heavy rains and storm in Gori.

14 Jun 2010 description

The Government of Georgia and the United Nations signed today a programme of cooperation, which outlines the strategic directions of the UN activities in Georgia during the upcoming five years (2011-2015).

This programme of cooperation, known as the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) was signed by Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Nika Gilauri and UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia, Mr.

28 May 2010 description

On May 27, 2010, in the villages of Ergneti and Plavi, tractors, agriculture machinery and other agriculture materials were handed over to farmer groups within frameworks of project called "Enhancing Rural Livelihoods in the Adjacent Area (ERLA)."

The handover ceremony was attended by Acting Governor of Shida Kartli Giorgi Avaliani, Country Director of CARE International in the Caucasus Jonathan Puddifoot, Head of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Gori Field Office Marin Din Kajdomcaj, Head of Agriculture Technology Department at the Ministry of Agriculture Omar …

15 Apr 2010 description

Preparedness for disasters and coordinated assistance in crisis situations were discussed at a 2-day workshop organized by the United Nations on the 14th and 15th of April.

The event brought together representatives of the Georgian ministries, National Security Council, scientists and urban planners, local and international non-governmental organizations, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, diplomatic missions, and the UN agencies in Georgia.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr.

11 Feb 2010 description

At an official ceremony held on Thursday, 11 February in Senaki (Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region), 22 displaced families received keys to their new homes.

09 Sep 2009 description

Under UNHCR leadership, the UN agencies have joined forces to assist Georgians affected by the massive earthquake which hit the mountainous region of Oni, northwest Georgia during the night of 7-8 September 2009.

According to assessments by local authorities, especially the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation, over 1,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed, but fortunately no fatalities have been reported to date. However, at this point in time only 44 out of 64 villages have been assessed by the local teams, and this information may change.

31 Jul 2009 description

Joint Cash Assistance Programme for displaced persons in Georgia

In June 2009, three UN Agencies - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) -completed a joint cash assistance programme for people displaced during the August 2008 crisis in Georgia.

The programme was implemented with support from the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO), USAID and other donor organizations, in collaboration with the Georgian Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation (MRA) and the …

16 Apr 2009 description

1.0 Coordination and Humanitarian Response in Georgia

1.1 SHELTER AND NON FOOD ITEMS

Lead Agency: UNHCR

Humanitarian Response & Achievements

- The Government of Georgia assigned the Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation (MRA) as coordinator for the self-privatization process for shelter. Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Justice (with Civil and Public Registry agencies), and Abkhazian Government and Supreme Council in exile play significant roles.

31 Mar 2009 description

UN IN GEORGIA

UN to secure donor support for Georgia!s post-conflict recovery

The United Nations Agencies in Georgia held on 27 February 2009 a meeting to Tprovide donors with a report on UN emergency programmes in the post-August 2008 period and secure support for longer-term recovery activities within the framework of the Joint Needs Assessment (JNA).

19 Mar 2009 description

1.0 General Humanitarian Overview in Georgia

- While acknowledging that monitoring activities are vital to identifying issues of concern, gaps and progress, there is also increased recognition of the need for a strategy to minimize negative impacts of monitoring on affected populations.

05 Mar 2009 description

1.0 General Humanitarian Overview in Georgia

- The UN Country Team organised a contingency planning workshop on 20 February to analyze the humanitarian response to the August 2008 crisis, discuss what went well and what could be improved in the future and how. The humanitarian response to the crisis caused significant changes in programmes, approaches, and political and social environments. It has opened a window of opportunity to build on recent experiences and establish strong disaster management collaboration targeting both natural hazards and complex emergencies.

19 Feb 2009 description

1.0 General Humanitarian Overview in Georgia

The EU International Fact-finding Commission on the Conflict in Georgia has begun the investigation of the origins and root causes of the August 2008 conflict. The Commission consists of a team of wide-ranging experts and is led by Ambassador Ms Heidi Tagliavini. The Commission will conclude in July.

The Government of Georgia, supported by a multi-agency effort, is piloting a National Child Protection Referral System designed for prevention, early detection and timely intervention in cases of violence against children.

05 Feb 2009 description

1.0 General Humanitarian Overview in Georgia

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in a press release issued 28 January, called on both Russia and Georgia to allow unhindered and unconditional access for humanitarian organisations and aid to South Ossetia and Abkhazia. It called for a Council of Europe action plan for the people in these two breakaway regions, which could include the establishment of a field presence and ombudsman there to investigate and document human rights violations committed during and in the aftermath of the war.

22 Jan 2009 description

1.0 General Humanitarian Overview in Georgia

According to the Ministry for Refugees and Accommodation (MRA), 18,000 IDPs have been assigned durable housing, with 14,000 confirmed to have moved. A total of 3,963 houses have been built and 1,500 flats have been rehabilitated for resettlement.

11 Sep 2008 description

(Tbilisi, 11 September, 2008): Today in Georgia the first humanitarian convoy of the United Nations was allowed to enter the Russian-controlled area north of Gori and delivered assistance to families affected by the recent hostilities. "This is a first step which we hope will lead to free and unimpeded access to previously inaccessible areas in Georgia," said Robert Watkins, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Georgia.

30 Sep 2006 description

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Georgia One of the Top Reformers in CIS

Georgia was the top reformer in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and led the global top 10 reformer rankings on the ease of doing business in 2005-2006, according to a new report by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), published on 6 September 2006.

Georgia's jump in the rankings was the biggest in a single year by any country since the Doing Business report was launched four years ago. Georgia improved in six of the 10 areas studied by Doing Business 2007.

31 Aug 2006 description

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USDA to Donate Agricultural Commodities for Georgia

On 13 July 2005, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will donate 8,000 metric tones of wheat, 750 metric tons of sunflower oil and 500 metric tons on non-fat dry milk to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), for use in Georgia.

UMCOR will sell the commodities in Georgia and use the proceeds to implement the Modern Agricultural Quest Project in the country over a 34-month period.