Peaceful Demonstration of IDP youth

IDP youth held a peaceful demonstration due to the four-month isolation of Akhalgori. The demonstrators sought to inform the general public that the Akhalgori district had been left without food, medicines and timely medical care as a result of the closure of the Mosabruni checkpoint. They talked about divided families who don’t have an opportunity to meet the New Year under the same roof.

The closure of Akhalgori restricted hundreds of people from enjoying their right to freedom of movement, depriving them of access to vital services.

The Democracy Research Institute expresses its full support to the population of Akhalgori. The organization made several statements on this matter and addressed the Government of Georgia with specific recommendations.

The humanitarian crisis around Akhalgori will also become part of the Democracy Research Institute’s extensive report. In the upcoming days, the organization will present to the local and international civil sector and the government the findings of the report and a vision on how to alleviate the plight of people living in the occupied regions.