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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 …

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.

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.

31 Dec 2005 description

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OSCE Backs Georgia's Territorial Integrity

In his address to the 13th Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council in Ljubljana on 6 December, Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili supported calls for structural changes of the organization by improving consultative and decision-making processes and called on the OSCE to play a more active role in the South Ossetian and Abkhaz conflict resolution process.

He reiterated Georgia's commitment to solve the conflicts peacefully and said that Tbilisi has developed a …