Posts Tagged ‘IDP’

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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NAIROBI, 5 April 2011 (IRIN)

Just when he thought he had found sanctuary in Kenya, Hassan Abdulle, 43, says he was ordered by security officials there to cross the nearby border back into the battle-scarred Somali town of Bulo Hawo. (more…)

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Kenya Broadcasting Corporation; Written By:Rose Kamau/Agencies,

Posted: Sun, Apr 03, 2011

The heads of three United Nations agencies on Sunday expressed concern over the living conditions of more than 314,000 Somali refugees at three camps in Dadaab in northeastern Kenya. (more…)

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NAIROBI, 1 March 2011 (IRIN) – An offensive by pro-Somali government troops and Ethiopian forces against Al-Shabab militants in the western Somali town of Bulo Hawo has forced thousands of people to flee their homes there and in the nearby Kenyan town of Mandera, say witnesses and officials. (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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HARGEISA, 10 February 2011 (IRIN) – More than 3,000 people have been displaced from settlements in Somaliland’s eastern region of Toghdeer following a five-hour-long battle on 7 February between the Somaliland National Army and clans loyal to the Sool, Sanag and Cayn (SSC) milita group. (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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