The Georgian Ministry of Defense said on Friday it will “investigate in great detail” allegations that members of the Georgian armed forces were involved in sexual abuse of minors while serving in the EU military mission in the Central African Republic (CAR).
MoD released the statement shortly after Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights said on January 29 that there are “allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of minors in the Central African Republic by members of foreign military forces” – among them from Georgia and France.
During the night of 13-14 June 2015, heavy rainfall over the Vere River basin resulted in sudden, destructive flash floods which struck the Vake and Saburtalo neighbourhoods of Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, as well as other areas of the city along the right bank of the river Mtkvari. The Lisi, Tsodoreti, Napetvrebi, Bevreti, Tskhaldidi, Betania and Tskhneti areas around Tbilisi were also affected.
Heavy rain and hailstorm last night damaged farmlands and houses in some parts of eastern region of Kakheti.
The town of Kvareli and some of its nearby villages, including Sanavardo, were among the heavily hit areas, where hail damaged crops, house roofs and cars.
Basements of houses in some of the villages of Lagodekhi municipality were flooded and a landslide in Akhameta municipality damaged a road, according to the Interior Ministry’s emergency service, which had to send units from Tbilisi to help with response.
The rescuers of Emergency Situations Management Agency under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia rescued residents of Akhaldaba by Border Police helicopter. The rescuers withdrew overall 16 citizens, basically women and children from natural disaster zone. The health condition of all the rescued citizens is satisfactory. The residents of Akhaldaba were trapped in the area following heavy rain resulting road damage and preventing the residents from leaving the territory.
Due to heavy rain in Tbilisi the Emergency Situations Management Agency works in round-the-clock regime. Rescuers pumped out flooded cellar in Uznadze street and managed to rescue one person with disabilities. The rescuers also pumped out the central building of the Ministry of Defense. Ceiling of a house on Tsinamdzgvrishvili street collapsed. For the time being rescue operation are on the way. Rescue operation are being conducted on some parts of Tskhneti highway. Intensive road works on Vake-Saburtalo highway as well as along Vere River are being implemented.
On the 2nd of October 2014, the Georgian Foreign Minister, Ms Maia Panjikidze met the Director of Operations for Europe and Central Asia of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr Laurent Corbaz. The meeting was also attended by the representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Georgia, Ms Biljana Milošević.
GENERAL AND MANDATORY REGISTRATION OF IDPS
NEW INITIATIVE OF THE MINISTRY – IDP RECEPTION DAYS
NEW MINISTER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS FROM THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES, ACCOMMODATION AND REFUGEES OF GEORGIA DALI KHOMERIKI
On 4 July 2012, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Ivane Merabishvili, introduced Ms. Dali Khomeriki as a new Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia.
Outlining the importance of her new position, the Minister stated: “I will do my best in my new capacity to ensure that the new program of the Georgian Government - “More Benefit to People” reaches every IDP family”.
Interview with General Director of Caritas Georgia, Fr Witold Szulczynsk
Interview with Mr. Daniel Endres, Director of the UNHCR bureau for Europe during his visit to Georgia
Tamarisi – IDP new settlement in Batumi
The IDP new neighborhood in Tskaltubo
Pilot monitoring of food security and livelihood among IDPs
Koba Subeliani visits Israel
Procedures for granting IDP status
From the Collapsing Buildings to the new rehabilitated apartments
Improvement of living conditions of IDPs and durable housing solution process continues. In line with the IDP State Strategy Action Plan, 214 IDP families (706 IDPs) will live in better conditions.
It’s my pleasure to introduce one more new initiative of the Ministry - bimonthly information Digest. Any interested organization and person can receive electronic or printed version this Digest.
We live in information age. Timely and effi cient information sharing with our benefi ciaries, partners and donors is one of the most signifi cant components of our activities. We are accountable towards many individuals and we realize that very often, the informa-tion provided in timely and effec-tive manner is as important as any other type of assistance.
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia on the Resolution adopted at the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly 'On the Status of the Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia and the Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia
10 December, 2010, TBILISI. The European Union, the World Bank and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia have announced today about a joint project totaling around € 4,9 million. This project will support improvements of the IDP housing and infrastructure for people affected by the conflict of August 2008. A total number of 3,964 IDPs in the districts of Gori, Kareli, Kaspi, and Mtskheta will benefit from different kinds of improvements.
Today (30 August), Götz Lingenthal, head of Germany's Representative Office in Ramallah, presented the Palestinian police with 290 two-way radios for patrol cars.
Decree of the Georgian Government
#575 11 May, 2010 Tbilisi
Regarding the amendment to the Government Decree #403 of 28 May, 2009 about "Adoption of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the State Strategy on IDPs during 2009-2012"
In accordance to the Article 63 of the General Administrative Code of Georgia the amendments to be made to the Government Decree #403 of 28 May 2009 about "Adoption of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the State Strategy on IDPs during 2009 -2012" and the Annexes N1 and N2 approved by the Section l to be amended to …
Georgia is building toward a future in which all its citizens will enjoy the benefits of democratic governance; a flourishing, globally integrated economy; and a tolerant, multicultural, and multiethnic society. This vision is based on the common principles and values shared by all European states, as reflected in the Helsinki Final Act.
12 December, Tbilisi
The occupant regime, which has been established on the occupied territory of Georgia, namely in Abkhazia, is putting up another show titled "presidential elections," in which the creature, selected by Moscow long ago, will be announced "president" of the proxy regime.
Undoubtedly, these so-called elections, and other similar types of farces, are illegal and unreservedly lack legitimacy. It is impossible to find any sort of justification for this episode in lieu of the prevalent conditions, when ethnic cleansing took place several times on this …
On 12 November 2009 the delegation of EU Ambassadors to the EU Council's Political and Security Committee paid a visit to Georgia. The major aim of the EU Ambassadors was to visit the EUMM's regional offices and assess the Mission's work on the spot.
On 13 November meetings were held with President of Georgia Mikhael Saakashvili, Prime Minister Nika Gilauri, Minister of Foreign Affairs Grigol Vashadze, State Minister for Reintegration Temur Iakobashvili and First Deputy Foreign Minister Giorgi Bokeria.