The US Embassy Tbilisi has reported celebrating World Humanitarian Day by highlighting the great work of the Office of Defense Cooperation, which, over the last two years, has administered over 30 humanitarian assistance projects with a total value of over $7 million.
Projects were executed in seven regions of Georgia and include the following:
$500 in medical equipment was donated to the veterans hospital to help veterans;
$900 was spent on removing water worm at a disabled elderly shelter in forced settlements;
$1,500,000 was allocated to the healthcare sector for Covid-19 to be ready and respond;
$700,000 was allocated to an emergency management center and local governments across the country to prevent, readiness and expansion of natural cataclysms;
$3,000,000 was spent on equipment and training of Ministry of Defense employees to provide protection to citizens from unused combat materials and war explosive waste nationwide;
$600,000 worth of defense department illegally overprotected property such as Graders, generators, tents and high-end vehicles, were handed over to various municipalities so they can provide basic services to the population.
In addition to cooperative, long-term projects, the US International Development Agency (USAID) has been responding to humanitarian needs during the pandemic. Only last year USAID programs prepared and mobilized 429 volunteers who provided food, hygiene products to 19 families and provided psychological assistance.
6000 liters of hand disinfectant and 350 handwashing devices were delivered to schools occupied by Russia, as well as Adjara, Kvemo Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti schools and kindergartens, and the regional branches of the Ministry of Health of Georgia and the State Agency of Probation. Liquid soap, gloves, disinfectant barriers and remote thermometers that will help provide basic services during the pandemic.