EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAMME
CARE reduces suffering and improves living conditions of those affected by the conflict with the provision of food, non-food items, first aid kits, and carrying out rehabilitation works of the sites damaged as a result of the armed conflict that broke out in Georgia in August 2008.
What is CARE doing to support families affected by the conflict?
From the very first days of the conflict CARE has been delivering food, non-food and items hygiene kits to more than 70.000 IDPs in Tbilisi, Marneuli, Akhaltsikhe, Borjomi, Khashuri, Rustavi and several villages north of Gori. Rehabilitation work was done in Collective Centres in Tbilisi and Kindergartens populated by the displaced people.
CARE has built 192 “one warm room cottages” for families of totally destroyed houses in up to 13 villages North of Gori and North of Kareli in order to alleviate winter hardships for those affected by the conflict.
CARE provided individualized winterization packages for the returnee families, supplying them with warm clothing, hygiene kits , household, fire-wood, wood stoves and cattle fodder in 2008-2009.
Moreover, CARE activities involved the psycho-social assistance to the young people and children affected during the conflict by way of arranging sport activities and other games in the framework of the NIKE funded “Moving Forward” programme. Sport clothes and some equipment were provided in the framework of the programme.
All the Emergency Response Programme activities implemented by CARE International are closely coordinated together with the regional and local communities and other international or local non-governmental organizations.
Who is funding CARE’s Emergency response programme?
More than 6 million US Dollars have been allocated for the implementation of the emergency response projects by various CARE donors such as the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid’s Office (ECHO), World Food Programme (WFP), BP, NIKE, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA ), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Farmers and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.