Georgia: In the waiting room: Internally displaced people in Georgia

Index Number: EUR 56/002/2010

The war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths and tens of thousands of people driven away from their homes. As a particularly vulnerable group, internally displaced persons need adequate access to health care, work and education, but these issues remain low on the government’s agenda. This report provides an overview of the most pressing issues faced by internally displaced people in Georgia. It documents shortcomings in their access to economic and social rights, as well as the deprivation and marginalization they experience.

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