Because of 25 year long conflict situation in Georgia, 65% of the population is under poverty level. Internally displaced persons, along with the village population are settled down in Tbilisi, mainly. Unemployment is the main problem in the country. Among socially disadvantaged population, there are some in a critical situation, without housing, however, there is no statistics about them. Two years ago, it was established a tent shelter for homeless people on Moscow Avenue in Tbilisi. According to city authorities, tents are just a temporary solution, while a new shelter is created soon. Notwithstanding, how perfect the new shelter is going to be, some of homeless people are reluctant to settle there. There are several categories of homeless people. Those who work with cart, alcohol addicted, internally displaced, ex prisoners, and those who left house because of conflicts. Homeless people from the station square are the ones who work with cart. This is the only income they have and meantime, cart is there bed during nights as well. Some of them are from regions and they would prefer not to waste money for house rent. Some of them cannot return to homes because of conflict, some, just have nowhere to go. Undergrounds, counters of outside traiders, street markets, are overnight stay for them.
October 22, 2016