Georgia http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Georgia Country content en As Temperatures Plunge, WFP Georgia Warms up the Most Vulnerable With Food Rations http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/temperatures-plunge-wfp-georgia-warms-most-vulnerable-food-rations TBILISI – As the winter weather in the Republic of Georgia begins to bite, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced Wednesday that it will distribute vital food supplies to feed 6,700 of the country’s most vulnerable people over the next few months. Georgia Asia Thu, 02 Dec 2010 10:07:24 +0000 WFP 29458 at http://www.wfp.org Georgia’s IDPs Face Risk of Hunger http://www.wfp.org/content/aid-organizations-georgia%E2%80%99s-idps-face-risk-hunger Two years after Georgia’s August 2008 war with Russia, the end of an international food assistance program could put thousands of families displaced by the conflict at risk for hunger, two international aid organizations say.(..)A lack of donations forced the WFP, which ran the main free food program for Georgia’s IDPs, to end the handouts in June, roughly a year early, said Mike Huggins, the WFP’s program coordinator in Georgia. The “WFP is increasingly alarmed that the most vulnerable IDPs . . . will face a very bleak winter,” Huggins said in an interview. “Almost all IDPs live below the poverty line and more than 90 percent are dependent on external food aid.” Hunger in the news Georgia hunger in the news EurasiaNet Middle East Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:39:56 +0000 WFP 27392 at http://www.wfp.org EU grants Georgia additional 2 mln euros in humanitarian aid http://www.wfp.org/content/eu-grants-georgia-additional-2-mln-euros-humanitarian-aid The European Commission has allocated an additional 2 million euros (2.8 million U.S. dollars) to Georgia to help reestablish the displaced people suffering from the brief war between Georgia and Russia, the commission said Tuesday. (..) The funding will be channeled through the World Food Program. http://www.wfp.org/content/eu-grants-georgia-additional-2-mln-euros-humanitarian-aid#comments Hunger in the news Georgia hunger in the news Asia Xinhua Mon, 06 Jul 2009 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 14585 at http://www.wfp.org Three UN Agencies Launch Joint Cash Assistance Program http://www.wfp.org/content/three-un-agencies-launch-joint-cash-assistance-program On February 18, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a joint cash assistance programme for people displaced during the August 2008 crisis in Georgia. Through a WFP led direct cash transfer system, short-term financial assistance will be provided to those who, due to the August conflict left their homes in the Tskhinvali, Java and Akhalgori districts as well as to the Kurta, Tikvi, Eredvi and Azhara communities and those who are currently registered at the Civil Registry Agency of Georgia. Hunger in the news Georgia hunger in the news Europe Georgia Today Thu, 19 Feb 2009 23:00:00 +0000 WFP 10797 at http://www.wfp.org WFP continues relief efforts in the Caucasus http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-continues-relief-efforts-caucasus WFP has so far reached more than 127,000 beneficiaries in every region of Georgia, excluding South Ossetia and Abkhazia, with more deliveries taking place today. Meanwhile, thousands of people have been returning to Gori, where the last military checkpoints were dismantled and abandoned over the weekend. Georgia Asia Tue, 26 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0000 WFP 7926 at http://www.wfp.org Caucasus crisis http://www.wfp.org/videos/caucasus-crisis WFP has so far reached 68,000 beneficiaries, with more deliveries taking place today, WFP spokes person Robin Lodge in Tiblisi reports. Stories WFP in Action Georgia Video stories Mon, 18 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0000 WFP 3375 at http://www.wfp.org WFP sends food to Georgian town of Gori http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-sends-food-georgian-town-gori WFP today dispatched a truckload of food to the conflict-affected town of Gori, where it has been unable to reach people due to insecurity. Georgia Asia Sat, 16 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0000 WFP 7923 at http://www.wfp.org WFP reaches thousands in Georgia displaced by conflict http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-reaches-thousands-georgia-displaced-conflict Two cargo aircraft chartered by WFP set off this morning for Tbilisi, Georgia, with 34 metric tons of high energy biscuits for the thousands of people in Georgia displaced by the recent conflict. Georgia Asia Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0000 WFP 7922 at http://www.wfp.org WFP airlifts high energy biscuits to Georgia for conflict victims http://www.wfp.org/content/wfp-airlifts-high-energy-biscuits-georgia-conflict-victims Two cargo aircraft chartered by WFP set off this morning for Tbilisi, Georgia, with 34 metric tons of high energy biscuits to assist thousands of people in Georgia displaced by the recent conflict. Georgia Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0000 WFP 156 at http://www.wfp.org WFP provides food to thousands displaced in Georgia http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-provides-food-thousands-displaced-georgia WFP has started providing food assistance to more than 2,000 people displaced since fighting began in the region of South Ossetia on Friday. Georgia Asia Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0000 WFP 7921 at http://www.wfp.org