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H.E. President Giorgi Margvelashvili: Georgia continues its efforts to create conditions for voluntary, safe and dignified return of IDPs and refugees from Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions

The President of Georgia has delivered the speech on the second roundtable as a part of the World Humanitarian Summit.
 
The President H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has paid attention to the commitments undertaken by Georgia, regarding the Refugees. 
 
“In early 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Georgian citizens had to leave their homes as a painful consequence of conflict.
 
The Russian military aggression in 2008 and subsequent occupation of Georgian territories resulted a new wave of forcible displacement
 
As 10% of the overall Georgian population are IDPs, it is our main priority to provide acceptable living conditions for them. Hereby, Georgia commits to continue the housing projects and livelihood programs for the IDPs from Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions”, - was stated by the President of Georgia.
 
While delivering his speech the President of Georgia also noted that the Refugees must return to their places of origin in a safe and voluntary conditions.
 
“Georgia commits to continue its efforts to create conditions for voluntary, safe and dignified return of IDPs and refugees from Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions, aiming to reduce internal displacement”, - was admitted by the President of Georgia.
 
As he stated Georgia has already received up to 3,500 asylum seekers as a result of ongoing refugee crisis from Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, and Somalia.
 
“We, also plan to invite a certain number of students from displaced communities to the educational programs at the Georgian Universities.
 
Georgia commits to jointly work for a strengthened international framework for predictable and equitable responsibility, by aligning itself with all International Legal mechanisms reinforcing Human Rights of refugees and IDPs.
 
Georgia will continue to protect rights of asylum-seekers and humanitarian status holders and ensure their secure stay in the country”, – was stated by the President of Georgia
 
 
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