Georgia’s displaced may be unable to return for months, aid agency warns
|With homes destroyed and harsh winter weather just a few months away, it is likely many who have fled the recent violence in South Ossetia and surrounding areas will be unable to return before spring, World Vision warned today. With nearly 160,000 civilians displaced in all, the Christian aid agency expects the region’s humanitarian needs to continue for six to 12 months.|
Once winter comes, it is likely the roads will be blocked and the weather conditions too extreme for displaced families to return to their communities,” said Ashley Clements, World Vision’s emergency advocacy advisor.
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|09/02/2008||More than 28,000 displaced in Georgia receive food rations |
|08/22/2008||Georgia’s displaced may be unable to return for months, aid agency warns |
|08/15/2008||Embattled town receiving aid after being cut off for days|
|08/13/2008||Humanitarian needs from Georgia conflict still growing|
|08/11/2008||World Vision expands relief to women and children fleeing conflict in Georgia |
|08/09/2008||World Vision begins relief efforts in Georgia|
World Vision in Georgia is distributing emergency food rations to those who have been forced to flee the recent violence in South Ossetia.
©2008 Ana Chkhaidze/World Vision
A Georgian man, displaced by fighting in Gori, is one of 86 people living in a kindergarten complex in Tbilisi. World Vision is providing them with food and other emergency supplies.
©2008 Ashley Jonathan Clements/World Vision
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