3,170 disaster-affected Georgians to benefit from EU humanitarian aid

As of July 29, heavy rains affected Racha-Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti, Guria, Imereti and Kakheti regions. Photo: EU in Georgia.

Agenda.ge, 26 Aug 2020 - 18:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

A total of 3,170 disaster-affected Georgian citizens will benefit from European Union humanitarian aid, which includes food parcels, hygiene kits and cash support.

In late July 2020, heavy rains and flash floods in northwest Georgia have caused significant damage to houses and infrastructure. The European Union is providing €80,000 (about $94,688) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people following the disaster”, reads the official statement of the EU.

The funding is part of the EU’s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).