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Georgia: Internal displacement in brief

There were up to 206,600 IDPs registered by the government in Georgia as of the end of 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Five years on from the Georgia-Russia war: Georgian IDPs still in need

Earlier this month was the fifth anniversary of the Georgia-Russia war, leaving tens of thousands of people displaced. For most, returning home remains an elusive hope.

21 August 2013 | Blog Post

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HRC Submission Georgia 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Human Rights Committee on Georgia, IDMC raises problems IDPs face with discrimination, freedom of movement and public participation.

09 August 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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Georgia

31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page

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Georgia

IDMC's Georgia page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

Partial progress towards durable solutions for IDPs

Greater attention to the creation of livelihood and job opportunities is needed for IDPs in their place of refuge and return

21 March 2012 | Overview

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Georgia: Towards Durable Solutions for IDPs

With the adoption of the State Strategy for Internally Displaced Persons-Persecuted (IDPs) in 2007, the government of Georgia exhibited a policy shift. While continuing to maintain return as a settlement option for IDPs, the strategy also supports the integration of IDPs at their current residence.

01 September 2010 | Briefing Paper

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IDPs in Georgia still need attention

Large-scale displacement was caused in August 2008 by conflict between Georgia and the Russian Federation over the fate of the secessionist territory of South Ossetia. Most of the people displaced were later able to return to their homes in areas adjacent to the administrative border with South Ossetia, and most ethnic Ossetians returned to their homes in South Ossetia.

09 July 2009 | Overview

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Georgia: IDPs in Georgia still need attention

Large-scale displacement was caused in August 2008 by conflict between Georgia and the Russian Federation over the fate of the secessionist territory of South Ossetia. Most of the people displaced were later able to return to their homes in areas adjacent to the administrative border with South Ossetia, and most ethnic Ossetians returned to their homes in South Ossetia. However, some 37,000 ethnic Georgians who fled South Ossetia have not been able to return by mid-2009.

09 July 2009 | Country Profile

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Georgia: Tentative return of some of the people who fled August 2008 conflict

Two weeks after military offensives by Georgia and the Russian Federation, thousands of the 150,000 or more ethnic Georgians and Ossetians who had fled the conflict had returned home by 26 August. Ethnic Georgians have so far only been able to return to towns such as Gori, but not to South Ossetia proper.

29 August 2008 | Overview

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Georgia: At least 128,000 people internally displaced by renewed conflict

Hundreds of people have been killed and at least 158,000 ethnic Georgians and Ossetians have fled their homes in South Ossetia and Georgia, due to military offensives by Georgia and the Russian Federation over the last week. Among them, 128,000 found refuge in Georgia proper and in South Ossetia, while 30,000 are estimated to have fled to North Ossetia in the Russian Federation.

21 August 2008 | Overview

A Heavy Burden - Internally Displaced in Georgia: Stories from Abkhazia and South Ossetia

This collection of stories from IDPs from Abkhazia and South Ossetia reveals issues that go beyond typical displacement and protection needs and touches on values, issues of identity, feelings and emotions.

01 April 2008 | Publication

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New IDP strategy awaits implementation

Tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) from Georgia’s secessionist territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been waiting more than a decade for a solution to their displacement following conflicts which broke out in the early 1990s. The majority of the 220,000 to 247,000 IDPs have found refuge in the region border-ing Abkhazia and in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.

11 October 2007 | Overview

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Georgia: New IDP strategy awaits implementation

Tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) from Georgia’s secessionist territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been waiting more than a decade for a solution to their displacement following conflicts which broke out in the early 1990s.

11 October 2007 | Country Profile

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IDPs’ living conditions remain miserable, as national strategy is being developed

Tens of thousands of people displaced from Georgia's secessionist territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been living in limbo for more than a decade, waiting for an elusive solution to conflicts which broke out in the early 1990s. The majority of the 220,000-240,000 displaced have found refuge in the region bordering Abkhazia and in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.

01 September 2006 | Overview

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Georgia: IDPs’ living conditions remain miserable, as national strategy is being developed

Tens of thousands of people displaced from Georgia's secessionist territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been living in limbo for more than a decade, waiting for an elusive solution to conflicts which broke out in the early 1990s.

01 September 2006 | Country Profile

Internal displacement in Georgia

01 November 2005 | Map

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Georgia

Tens of thousands of people displaced from Georgia's secessionist territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been waiting to return home for more than a decade. Close to 240,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) continue to live in precarious conditions, mostly accommodated in collective centres and dependent on meagre state benefits.

12 April 2005 | Country Profile

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Georgia: IDP plight still precarious despite new leadership’s initiatives

Tens of thousands of people displaced from Georgia's secessionist territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been waiting to return home for more than a decade. Close to 240,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) continue to live in precarious conditions, mostly accommodated in collective centres and dependent on meagre state benefits.

12 April 2005 | Overview

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Georgia

Tens of thousands of people displaced from Georgia's secessionist territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been waiting to return home for more than a decade. Since a ceasefire was enforced in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in 1992, more than 200,000 people have lived in precarious conditions, mostly accommodated in collective centres dependent on meagre state benefits.

18 March 2004 | Country Profile

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