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UNICEF continues assistance to the residents of the conflict affected city of Gori and adjacent areas

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Children in the #1 Kindergarten of Gori receiving UNICEF school in a box supplies. 7/05/2009, Gori, Georgia

7 May. 2009. GORI. UNICEF continues to provide assistance to the conflict affected population of Gori and adjacent areas. In addition to the hygiene and education supplies already disseminated, today UNICEF handed over 12 school in a box kits to 24 kindergartens of Gori and Gori villages. Each school in a box kit contains essential school supplies and targets 80 children.

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UNICEF procured excavator for water department of Gori Municipality to repair damaged water pipes. 07.05.2009. Gori, Georgia

UNICEF also supported the Gori Municipality in procuring excavator for ground works. The excavator will be used to replace old broken water pipes and to repair damages on water supply pipelines. Old water supply network in Gori villages were further damaged because of the August war. Damaged water supply network causes worsening of quality of drinking water and therefore population is under the threat of spreading different waterborne diseases.

UNICEF’s response since the beginning of the Georgian crisis has directly benefited up to 78,000 conflict- affected children and their families. UNICEF has focused its emergency response in Georgia on three main areas: health and nutrition, child protection and education, and water, sanitation and hygiene


UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.


For further information, please contact:

Maya Kurtsikidze, Communication Officer, UNICEF Georgia
Tel: (995 32) 23 23 88, 25 11 30, Fax: (995 32) 25 12 36
e-mail:, mob: (995 99) 53 30 71



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