European Commission allocates further €2mln to Georgia
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 8 / Trend , E.Ostapenko/
The European Commission has allocated a further €2 million for internally displaced people (IDPs), returnees and affected resident populations in Georgia who still rely on government and international community assistance to meet their basic needs, the commission released.
"People affected or displaced by the August 2008 conflict are still suffering the consequences. Our recent assessments show that access to food will remain a problem until the 2010 harvest," Louis Michel, the Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid said.
The funds will be used to provide food assistance until those affected can regain their livelihoods and produce their own food again, he added.
The funding will be channelled through the World Food Programme.
The Commission has now allocated a total of €12 million in humanitarian aid in response to the conflict in Georgia.
The military operations took place between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 in the Georgian territory South Ossetia which has declared its independence and been supported by Russia.
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