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Join the discussion organized with our Georgian colleagues.

The full-scale war that Russia started in Ukraine provoked an unprecedented housing crisis. The Ukrainian government focused on providing emergency shelter for people who lost their homes during the first month. Now the discussion turns to long-term decisions and policies. Ukraine already has experience providing housing for people displaced in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea and occupied parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Like Ukraine, Georgia has also experienced several waves of displacement as a result of armed conflicts. War in Abkhazia in the 1990s and Russian invasion in 2008 left hundreds of thousands of people without a home. Despite the steps taken by the state at different times, the issue of long-term accommodation for IDPs remains a serious challenge. Approximately 50% of IDP families are still living in temporary housing, some of them in life-threatening conditions.

The discussion will take place 27th of May 15:00 Kyiv timeDiscussion will be held online via zoom: bit.ly/3yLHdR8

The event will also be broadcast on Facebook pages.

During the event, we will focus on the impact of war on the Ukrainian housing sector. We will discuss the Georgian experience of housing provision for displaced people. We will also briefly review the history of housing policy in Ukraine and Georgia. Together we will discuss a better future for housing provision in both countries.


  • Anastasia Bobrova, analyst and researcher at Cedos, coordinator of the Re.Housing for Ukraine initiative
  • Ivan Verbytsyi, director at Cedos
  • Ekaterine Gamakharia, head of the representative office of the Women's Fund "Sukhumi" in Tbilisi

Moderator: Nano Zazanashvili, Project Manager and Researcher at URC.

Organized in cooperation and with the financial support of the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation and the European Union; the Prague Civil Society Centre; the International Renaissance Foundation.

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