UNDP Head Louisa Vinton visited CHCA - 2...

UNDP Head Louisa Vinton visited CHCA - 25 May, Zugdidi

Over 40,000 IDPs in Georgia live in 400 Collective Centres which have been described as in poor condition and unsuitable for habitation.

Louisa Vinton, Head of the UNDP Georgia Office, visited CHCA’s Zugdidi Office and attended anti-COVID-19 events hosted by CHCA. UNDP Georgia sponsored the project, and Chief Vinton was given an exhibition of the humanitarian aid products designated for IDPs and attended a seminar for leaders of IDP Collective Centres. Chief Vinton also attended also a research process in Zugdidi, in the Vector IDP Settlement. She talked with IDPs about their needs and problems at a collective Centre in Zugdidi. Vector Settlement consists of 5 residential buildings in which a total of 45 families live. IDPs use shared toilets and the living conditions in the buildings are extremely difficult. The vast majority of residents live in extreme poverty.
At the CHCA Zugdidi office, there were presented the tools that IDPs living in the collective Centre will receive within the project:
  • Basic Food Products
  • Sanitation Products for Common Areas
  • Sanitation Products for Individuals
In addition, project staff disinfect shared areas and bathrooms in IDP Collective Centres on a weekly basis. IDP community leaders also attend COVID-19 seminars and receive a variety of health publications for distribution in Collective Centres.
The project COVID-19 prevention and response in the IDP Collective Centres in Georgia CHCA is implemented in Samegrelo, Imereti and Shida Kartli with the financial support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The aim of the project is to introduce COVID-19 prevention and response mechanisms in the IDP collective centres through advocacy, coordination and collaboration of the state and non-state actors and provide psychosocial support and needs-based assistance to the extremely vulnerable representatives of the IDP communities.100 collective Centres of IDPs are involved in the project.

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