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New children’s hospice to be opened in Tbilisi

By | May 29th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

(OSGF.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A new children’s hospice will be opened in Tbilisi, a joint project between Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), the medical corporation EVEX and the president’s reserve fund. The hospice will open in the end of 2016 […]

37% of children in Georgia are below the poverty line

By | March 5th, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

Twelve refugee families living in a derelict hospital building in Zugdidi in July, 2013. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–37 percent of children in Georgia live below the poverty line, according to a new report by UNICEF. Child poverty increased 2 percent in 2013, compared to 2011. Georgia has the second highest rate of inequality in Europe, the organization writes. […]

UNICEF report exposes weak child protection in Georgia

By | December 12th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

UNICEF’s new report warns that children in Georgia are at risk. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–UNICEF Georgia claims that since 2005, the government has made significant progress in reforming the child care system, but important challenges remain, such as child poverty, violence against children and weak child protection. Currently, there are […]

New EU effort to save street children in Georgia

By | March 7th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

A new 750 000 euro project funded by the European Union will target children living on the streets. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–According to the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, the number of children living in large orphanages has decreased by over 5 000. There are only five large child care institutions left, compared to 41 during 9 years ago. But the street […]