UNICEF provided essential supplies to the most vulnerable families in Gori municipality
Nikozi, 23 May 2020. In an effort to assist vulnerable families most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the country, UNICEF visited villages in the Gori municipality and provided essential hygiene and food items to families with children. Support for 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 the UK Government.
200 boxes with essential supplies were delivered to families with children living in the borderline villages of the Shida Kartli and Samegrelo regions. UNICEF Representative in Georgia, Dr. Ghassan Khalil, with the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Human Rights and Gender Equality issues, Ms. Lela Akiashvili, Deputy State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality, Ms. Lia Gigauri, and local authorities of the Gori municipality, visited some of the families in the borderline villages to deliver supplies.
"UNICEF continues to support the Government of Georgia in reaching out to the most vulnerable families in remote areas." - Ghassan Khalil
“The COVID-19 pandemic has created difficulties for everybody. But for the most vulnerable families it is extremely hard. UNICEF continues to support the Government of Georgia in reaching out to the most vulnerable families in remote areas to make sure that they receive adequate and appropriate support, assistance, and care,” said Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF representative in Georgia.
"Today, we have visited several villages, and in fact we are covering all the villages near the occupation line in all four municipalities of Shida Kartli. We provided essential food and hygiene supplies to meet their basic needs, and we also learned from villagers about their additional needs for further support, " said Lela Akiashvili, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Human Rights and Gender Equality issues.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to support socially vulnerable families with many children, as well as families with children with disabilities or with special educational needs,” said Lia Gigauri, Deputy State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality.
In April, 380 boxes of essential hygiene and food supplies were delivered to vulnerable families in different regions across Georgia.
UNICEF delivers supplies to village NIkozi
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