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UPI | August 8, 2011

MOSCOW — Russia, on the anniversary of its war with Georgia, said the country’s president is “ill-bred” though it didn’t make the same claim against the Georgian people.

Russian forces responded when the Georgian military invaded the separatist republic of South Ossetia in 2008. The conflict spilled over to engulf forces from Abkhazia, another separatist republic. (more…)

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The Messenger | Gvantsa Gabekhadze | July 19, 2011

The Ministry of IDPs and Resettlement of Georgia organized the eviction of IDPs from four different buildings in Tbilisi – the Religious Gymnasium, Clinic of Infection Diseases, a kindergarten and a college on July 18. As the Ministry’s official statement reads those people are being offered alternative houses and rooms in various regions of Georgia. The majority of those IDPs expressed discontent regarding the suggestion.

The eviction process has received varying coverage across Georgia. As leading Georgian TV channels underlined, the eviction process was very peaceful. According to them the evicted persons had been informed beforehand regarding the issue and their information was based on the Ministry’s statement concerning the issue, “those refugees who do not have living spaces of their own and live illegally in different parts of Tbilisi, have been offered repaired flats in Kakheti and Samegrelo regions, bearing in mind that the majority of those refugees are from Samegrelo region. Herewith, the Ministry will help them in different directions with various assistance projects,” MRA statement reads. (more…)

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Institute for War & Peace Reporting | Caucasus Reporting Service | July 8, 2011

Residents of the Georgian port town of Poti are furious about plans to settle 12,000 refugees in purpose-built accommodation there, saying their arrival will worsen the already catastrophic job situation.

Poti, on the Black Sea, is home to 47,000 people, so the influx will increase the population by a quarter. The first 4,100 are due to arrive in September. (more…)

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News.Az | July 4, 2011

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has told Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta that the alliance supports Georgia’s territorial integrity.

He said in the interview that NATO strongly urged Russia to nullify its recognition of the independence of the Georgian breakaway territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia’s Rustavi2 TV reported. (more…)

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RIA NOVOSTI | June 8, 2011

Abkhazia and South Ossetia reject the Georgia-sponsored draft UN resolution recognizing the rights of refugees from Georgia’s breakaway regions to return to their homes, an Abkhazian presidential envoy said on Wednesday.

Vyacheslav Chirikba said Georgia was trying to reassert its claim on South Ossetian and Abkhazian territory. (more…)

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Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)

Date: 13 Feb 2011

By Courtney Rose Brooks

Giorgi has been looking for work for the past six months with no luck.

An ethnic Georgian who was forced from his home in the breakaway region of Abkhazia, he was recently evicted from a temporary shelter in Tbilisi and relocated to a settlement about an hour’s drive from the capital. It’s a place with no jobs, no prospects, and no future. “What kind of job is this? Sitting at home all day, no food, nothing to drink, and just swallow the fresh air,” he says. (more…)

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In response to the statements made by the “Amnesty International” and Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia regarding the eviction of IDPs in January 2011

humanrights.ge; 02/07/2011
On January 31 the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia expressed its concern regarding the statement made by the “Amnesty International” in relation to the eviction of IDPs in Tbilisi on January 20-24 and claimed that the international organization’s assessment  was “biased, subjective and unfair”. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia responded to the statement of the “Amnesty International” on the same day by highlighting the inaccuracies revealed in the report and expressed its willingness to assist the organization in getting the correct information. (more…)

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