With Georgia being part of the Soviet Union before 1991 there are still significant landmine contaminated areas around former Soviet military bases, along its international borders and along the breakaway region of South Ossetia. There are 2 million square meters of known landmine contaminate areas in Georgia, although the precise extent of landmine contamination was never publicly reported.
What we do
Since 2004, ITF focused on capacity building through training aimed at educating the Georgian representatives in: disability and mine victim assistance; mine action evaluation; mine action assessment; middle management training; and quality assurance and quality control. By educating Georgian representatives, we try to boost the creation of nationally owned capacities.
In our strive of building a comprehensive Mine Victim Assistance programme, ITF implemented the “Socio-Economic Reintegration Programme for Mine Victims in Georgia” tasked with enabling mine victims and their families to earn their livelihoods and improve their standard of living. The second phase of this program was successfully concluded in 2015.