eco-refugees in Georgia

Socially disadvantaged groups demonstrated in Batumi

By | May 26th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Socially disadvantaged groups protested in Batumi on Monday, some demanding government help to handle their bank loans, others to get back land property taken from them. Some of them demanded to get back land property that they were given […]

Tsalka – a Greek ghost town in Georgia

By | April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

TSALKA, DFWatch–Tsalka in southern Georgia used to be home to more than twenty thousand Greeks, but today there are only 1,500 left. ”My parents, grandparents and great grandparents, they all were born in Georgia. This is our home. Sadly, […]

‘Dream Town’ residents rally for improved conditions

By | November 21st, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Residents of ‘Dream Town’ – a settlement of homeless families in Adjara – ask the region’s authorities to give them shelter. The shantytown residents rallied against the government’s decision to give only 15 families shelter, while there are a few […]

Eco-refugees living in a town called Dream

By | July 24th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

Dream Town sprang up outside Batumi after Georgian Dream won the election. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–About 800 single-room barracks are constructed at the former base of the 53rd regiment in Batumi, a beach resort on the Black Sea and one of Georgia’s most popular tourist destinations. The barracks were constructed by families of eco-migrants […]

Heavy rain in Georgia, but so far no flooding

By | May 9th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Rivers in Georgia’s Eastern region Kakheti swelled Tuesday after heavy rain and melting snow, but so far there has not been a repeat ot the disaster year 2011. Deputy Governor of the region told Interpressnews that the rivers feeding Alazani, one of […]

Georgia’s eco-migrants are living dangerously

By | January 19th, 2012|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Georgia, which already has 250 000 internal war refugees, does not recognize eco-migrants. Thirty thousand families are left with faint promises from the government, and many choose to stay in life-threatening homes. Last August, Khatia Nazghaidze (3) drowned while her family was on a waiting list for immediate resettlement due to a [...]