EU notes problems in resettlement of refugees in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 15 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The practice of resettlement of internally displaced persons remains a problem, but Georgia has complied with most guidelines developed in the 2010, the report of the European Neighbourhood Policy for 2011 says. It was presented on Tuesday by the head of the EU mission in Georgia, Philip Dimitrov.
"Among the problematic issues: notification and informing IDPs about the expected eviction, the offer of unsuitable alternative housing and lack of consideration of the specific characteristics of the IDPs," the report says.
The report also noted that there is progress in solving the problems of IDPs.
"Once hot line for IDPs began to work, Tbilisi reception room of refugees became the center of a full service, and additional four regional service centers for IDPs opened, efficiency and service quality have improved significantly. However, there are still problems caused by lack of structural and human resources in the Ministry of reintegration. As a result, Georgia has largely fulfilled the principles worked out in 2010 relating to ensuring the long-term housing for internally displaced persons," the report says.