Tbilisi dissociates itself from refugees
Budget-2011 implies allocation of no means for upkeep of refugees and IDPs from Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
In budget-2010 GEL 360 700 [USD 199 431] were allocated for banking and postal services, as well as fund of aid for refugees; now these expenditures were not taken into consideration - RosBalt.
Repatriation program will be given only 20 000 lari [USD 11 060], in comparison to previous 42 800 lari [USD 23 664].
This July refugees were evicted from various administrative buildings of Tbilisi, where they stayed temporarily.
Mass protest actions were staged for weeks. Opposition supported refugees and demanded authorities to provide them with dwellings. Various international organisations also criticized the Georgian authorities.