PRESS RELEASE: The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation is happy to announce a public debate on "The Fate of Georgia’s IDPs: Grief, Challenges, Hopes?" at the vernissage of Mr. Uwe Schober’s Photos - war in caucasus >>>
at the Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation on Wednesday 1 July 2009 at 18:00. The United Nations estimate that the Russian-Georgian War in August 2008 created a significant number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) within Georgia. Many of these saw their houses burnt, looted or taken by others that stayed behind. Given the recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent by Russia, the return of many of the Georgian IDPs to their native regions and villages is put into question.
There will be a public debate "The Fate of Georgia’s IDPs: Grief, Challenges, Hopes?" beginning at 18:30. Speakers will include Ms. Medea Turashvili (International Crisis Group), Mr. Mark Mullen (Transparency International), Ms. Julia Kharashvili (Head of the Department for External Affairs at the Ministry of IDP Issues of the Georgian Government), Mr. Besik Tserediani (Consultant, Ministry of IDP Issues of the Georgian Government).
We are looking forward to welcoming you at our office at 38, Zovreti Street, 0160 Tbilisi.