There are over 265 000 internally displaced people (IDPs) currently residing on the territory of Georgia, which comprises over 15% of total population. Country had several waves of IDPs as a result of military conflicts on the territories of Abkhazia and Samachablo (South Ossetia) starting from 1990’s with the latest large wave in 2008. Most of the IDPs live in compact settlements, such as old administrative buildings or specially constructed camps. In both cases, living conditions and social-economic status of IDPs are below Georgia’s national average. Few studies are focused on the mental and behavioral aspects among conflict-affected population, while almost no data are available on the general health status indices of the IDP population in Georgia.
The data presented in the posted documents (English - full version, Georgian - short version) were generated through the project “Health Service Utilization, Expenditures and Health Status among IDP Population in Georgia” conducted by the Health Research Union, funded by the Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme, managed by ELRHA. The Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. Visit www.elrha.org/work/r2hc for more information. The R2HC programme is funded equally by the Wellcome Trust and DFID, with Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) overseeing the programme’s execution and management.