President of Georgia Red Cross Society & Head of UNFPA Georgia Office Visit Kaspi

The Georgian Red Cross Society and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Office have partnered to provide a social and economic response to COVID-19 related challenges, in particular, to supporting older people living alone in targeted municipalities in accessing information, preventative measures, protection and health related services.

The project is implemented in four target municipalities of Georgia, including Kaspi, where a joint visit and meetings were organized on August 2.

Natia Loladze, President of the Georgia Red Cross Society, and Lela Bakradze, Head of the UNFPA, met with Tamaz Tatanashvili, the Municipal Mayor of Kaspi, representatives of the Red Cross, and local volunteers. During the visit, the parties discussed the activities planned within the program, including different types of support for older people living alone in the above-mentioned municipality, such as provision of services and information to prevent and protect them from COVID-19. After the meeting, the participants joined the local volunteers in distributing food and hygiene parcels to the selected beneficiaries: socially vulnerable senior citizens living alone.

These activities are implemented in the framework of the UN Joint Program ‘Assisting Local Communities in Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19’ funded by the UN’s COVID-19 Multi- Partner Trust Fund (MPTF).

Photo by Gela Bedianashvili/UNFPA Georgia

06 August 2020 18:21