The IRC in Georgia
Ending a Successful Humanitarian Mission
The IRC deployed emergency teams to Georgia in August 2008, days after tensions between Georgia and Russia over the separatist enclave of South Ossetia escalated into a full-blown military conflict. The conflict resulted in widespread displacement and the destruction of towns and villages.
Photo: Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili, courtesy www.alertnet.org
UPDATE (9/22/10): The IRC is ending its successful humanitarian mission in Georgia. The IRC was one of the first relief agencies on the scene and has since continued to support internally displaced Georgians with a variety of programs including water and sanitation, protection, education and child protection. The IRC’s programs will conclude at the end of September 2010.
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