UN: Georgian IDPs have right to return to Abkhazia and South Ossetia

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

IDPs from Abkhazia living in a Sanatorium in Western Georgia (DFWatch) TBILISI, DFWatch–For the ninth consecutive year, the United Nations General Assembly on June 7 passed a resolution calling for the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the wars in Georgia in the early 1990s. The first resolution […]

33 000 of Georgia’s war refugees earn too much, will have aid cut

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

Refugee Minister Davit Darakhvelidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Refugee Minister Davit Darakhvelidze says about 33 000 refugees might have their 28 lari (USD 16) monthly allowance cut off because they their income is above the 1 500 lari limit. 10 000 of them earn about 20 000-30 000 lari (USD 12 000 […]

Georgia to recount its refugees to prevent voter fraud

By | July 22nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

IPDs in a makeshift shelter in Zugdidi. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia is preparing to re-count its internal refugees, in order to prevent election fraud in the presidential election in October. Davit Darakhvelidze, the refugee minister, said re-registration is compulsory and will start from August 1, and that […]

16 years on, refugees still living in temporary housing

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

Refugees from the war in Abkhazia twenty years ago are still living in a derelict hospital kitchen building. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Twelve families of refugees are living in the kitchen building of a former hospital in Zugdidi, a town that lies not far from Abkhazia, the breakaway region they fled from. For 16 years, they have been living in the derelict building, waiting to be […]

Refugees from Abkhazia are in a difficult situation

By | July 15th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

Valentina Sajaia, 90, lives in Sanatorium with her grandchildren for last 20 years (DF Watch photo) TBILISI, DFWatch–Valentina Sajaia, 90, has been living in the Likani settlement for the last 20 years with about 120 other families, who were forced to leave their houses in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia. She has raised four children without her husband […]

UN calls for Georgia’s internal refugees to be let to return

By | July 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The UN General Assembly July 3 passed a resolution calling for internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia and so called South Ossetia, Tskhinvali region, to be let to return home. It was a humanitarian resolution, addressing demographic […]

Renewed Georgia Party organized refugee protest

By | May 13th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

BILISI, DFWatch – On Saint Andrew’s Day May 12, refugees from Abkhazia gathered at the parliament building in Tbilisi to demand attention from the government and that it gets back the lost territories. Refugees claim this is their first large meeting for the last 20 […]

Georgia’s refugees to be top priority for the ombudsman

By | March 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Georgian Public Defender gives priority to the problems of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Giorgi Tughushi presented his annual report on human rights in Georgia, which in details describes problems faced in different areas, like the prison […]