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The ethno-political wars that broke out along the Russian border in Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the early 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union turned thousands of civilians into Internally Displaced Persons. Up to 300,000 people fled their homes as a result of the conflict. A safe and dignified return to their places of origin is not an option for a majority of the displaced, and a resurgence of the conflicts in 2008 created a second wave of displaced people in need of assistance.
The DRC has been active in Georgia since 1999, providing aid to nearly 300,000 internally displaced persons. The DRC provides protection, shelter and construction work. DRC also engages in economic recovery activities like training and support for small businesses, rural development, vocational training, and work placement, so that the displaced can rebuild self-reliant lives in dignity and security. The DRC collaborates closely with local organisations and Georgian authorities.