UNICEF continues providing essential supplies to the most vulnerable families in Georgia

Over 380 boxes were handed over to vulnerable families in Tbilisi, Dedoplistskaro, Kobuleti and Kutaisi.

16 April 2020
Ghassan Khalil and Lela Akiashvili
UNICEF/GEO-2020/Didberashvili

UNICEF continued to deliver supplies to assist those in need in Tetritskaro municipality, providing essential hygiene and food items for families with children, while also advising on best protection practices against the virus. Support to the vulnerable families was provided as part of the partnership initiative led by the Georgian Prime-Minister’s Office and the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality with the support of UNICEF and UK Government.

 

 

140 boxes with essential supplies were delivered to families with many children in Tetritkaro Municipality. UNICEF Representative in Georgia Ghassan Khalil with the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Human Rights and Gender Equality issues, Lela Akiashvili and local authorities of the Tetritskaro municipality visited some of the families to hand over the supplies and provide information about measures to halt the spread of COVID-19.

 

"UNICEF remains on standby to support the Government of Georgia in reaching out to the most vulnerable families and communities." - Ghassan Khalil

 

“We need to reach the families who are especially vulnerable and provide needs-based support to them. UNICEF remains on standby to support the Government of Georgia in reaching out to the most vulnerable families and communities,” said Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF representative in Georgia.

 

 

"In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, social protection and state support are particularly important. That is why we are currently analyzing the risks to vulnerable groups and working to eliminate them. We join UNICEF today to provide families with children the needed support. Further challenges lie ahead, and we are working step by step to eliminate them, " said Lela Akiashvili, Advisor to the Prime-Minister of Georgia.

Over 380 boxes were handed over to vulnerable families in Tbilisi, Dedoplistskaro, Kobuleti and Kutaisi in recent weeks .

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