UNICEF survey: Children are still the most vulnerable group in Georgia

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A new study presented on Monday shows that every fifth child in Georgia is living in poverty. The findings in the welfare monitoring study, a household survey published every two years by United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF), emphasized […]

Georgia has highest proportion of undernourished in South Caucasus

By | October 12th, 2015|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has the highest proportion of undernourished among South Caucasus countries, according to a new report. From 2014 to 2016, the level of undernourished is estimated to be 7.4 percent. This is higher than both Armenia (5.8 percent) and […]

Jobs, high prices and poverty are now Georgians’ top concerns

By | May 12th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgians think jobs, higher prices and poverty are the three most important issues, according to a new opinion poll published by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Monday. Earlier, territorial integrity was the most important issue […]

Being homeless

By | May 20th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

Nona Kurdovanidze Project Coordinator at the Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association. There are no accurate statistics about the number of homeless families living in Georgia. The homeless people have been particularly active in reminding the state of their existence following the October 2012 elections, when they occupied a number of buildings in Tbilisi, staged […]

Georgians outraged as one year old boy dies of hunger

By | March 25th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

The protesters demand simpler procedures for obtaining social assistance. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–It has caused strong reactions in Georgia that a one year old child died of hunger late at night on March 22. All over the country people are demonstrating against hunger and poverty. According to the doctors, one year-old Gogita Abashidze died […]

Child poverty is still high in Georgia

By | July 19th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The poverty rate in Georgia has been reduced, but child poverty is still very high. According to a survey conducted by UNICEF, far too many children are still living in poverty, however the rate of poverty has been reduced by 2 percent from […]

Saakashvili exempts poor from utility fines ahead of election

By | June 20th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Four months away from an important election, the ruling party in Georgia has passed a new law which frees socially vulnerable families from paying fines for not having paid electricity, natural gas, bus ticket and other fines. The law came into […]