The United Nations in Georgia expresses profound sorrow over the lives lost due to the tragic landslide in Shovi, Racha on August 3rd. The UN extends its sincere condolences to the people and Government of Georgia, especially those who have lost family members in this disaster.
“Our hearts go out to those who are still unaccounted for, the injured, and the survivors. We recognize the heightened susceptibility of certain groups, including women and children, to the impacts of such disasters.
We commend the heroism of the first responders, rescuers, and police who continue to work tirelessly on the ground to ensure the safety and well-being of all those affected.
The UN stands in solidarity with the people of Georgia during this challenging time. We stand ready to support the government, local authorities, and humanitarian partners in coordinating efforts to increase the resilience of communities at risk of natural hazards.
The landslide in Shovi, triggered by intense rainfall and natural damming of the river, is a stark reminder of the escalating impact of climate change, not just in Georgia, but worldwide. It underscores the urgency of the global community’s commitment to climate action, resilience building and disaster risk reduction,” reads the statement.