Don't Forget the Victims in Georgia

Now I don’t have a house. The weather is nice and I can sleep in the garden, but I don’t know what to do when the rain comes. Nobody is helping me.” A former teacher, Kazbek Djiloev, shared his hardship with us a few months ago as he stood before the ruins of his home in Tskhinvali. His house was one of many that were shelled during the recent Georgia-Russia conflict.

 

We captured this man’s story as an example of how such a military clash impacts civilians. He echoes the voices of thousands more civilian victims, many of whom are unable to return to their previous lives. Stories like Kazbek’s provide a human face to the evidence, including satellite imagery, which demonstrates the effect of the conflict on civilians.

 

Three months after the fighting broke out, 20,000 Georgians are still unable to return home because their homes were destroyed by rockets, looting and torching. Don’t forget them and their stories when you go home for the holidays this year.

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8 thoughts on “Don't Forget the Victims in Georgia

  1. Speaking about "20,000 Georgians are still unable to return home because their homes were destroyed by rockets, looting and torching", why don't you mention Osetians? It was Georgian massive heavy weapon attack on South Osetia, that started all that war disasters on the day when Olympics began 08-08-08. Now for some reason somebody want to reframe the problem forgeting the Osetian victims of genosidal war. How about hundreeds of civilians killed in South Osetia? Any regrets, compensations from Georgia ever heard of?

  2. Speaking about “20,000 Georgians are still unable to return home because their homes were destroyed by rockets, looting and torching”, why don’t you mention Osetians? It was Georgian massive heavy weapon attack on South Osetia, that started all that war disasters on the day when Olympics began 08-08-08. Now for some reason somebody want to reframe the problem forgeting the Osetian victims of genosidal war. How about hundreeds of civilians killed in South Osetia? Any regrets, compensations from Georgia ever heard of?

  3. I am so tired of timothy geitner, and bernanke destroying our countries economy. Obama is a cruel hoax, he is a vicous fraud and I hope that this country really starts to listen to what Obama promises, and realizes that he does the exact opposite of everything he promises to the American people. He reversed his position on NAFTA, and he will reverse his position on everything else. He has not repealed the Patriot Act, he actually reauthorized it. Obama has also set aside torture, and Gitmo is not shutting down, he actually wrote that he was thinking about shutting down gitmo a year from now but he won't. Down with the NWO! http://creazine.com//story.php?title=Kansas_City_

  4. I am so tired of timothy geitner, and bernanke destroying our countries economy. Obama is a cruel hoax, he is a vicous fraud and I hope that this country really starts to listen to what Obama promises, and realizes that he does the exact opposite of everything he promises to the American people. He reversed his position on NAFTA, and he will reverse his position on everything else. He has not repealed the Patriot Act, he actually reauthorized it. Obama has also set aside torture, and Gitmo is not shutting down, he actually wrote that he was thinking about shutting down gitmo a year from now but he won't. Down with the NWO! http://creazine.com//story.php?title=Kansas_City_

  5. I am so tired of timothy geitner, and bernanke destroying our countries economy. Obama is a cruel hoax, he is a vicous fraud and I hope that this country really starts to listen to what Obama promises, and realizes that he does the exact opposite of everything he promises to the American people. He reversed his position on NAFTA, and he will reverse his position on everything else. He has not repealed the Patriot Act, he actually reauthorized it. Obama has also set aside torture, and Gitmo is not shutting down, he actually wrote that he was thinking about shutting down gitmo a year from now but he won't. Down with the NWO! http://creazine.com//story.php?title=Kansas_City_

  6. I am so tired of timothy geitner, and bernanke destroying our countries economy. Obama is a cruel hoax, he is a vicous fraud and I hope that this country really starts to listen to what Obama promises, and realizes that he does the exact opposite of everything he promises to the American people. He reversed his position on NAFTA, and he will reverse his position on everything else. He has not repealed the Patriot Act, he actually reauthorized it. Obama has also set aside torture, and Gitmo is not shutting down, he actually wrote that he was thinking about shutting down gitmo a year from now but he won’t. Down with the NWO! http://creazine.com//story.php?title=Kansas_City_Smart_Port___How_It_Is_Destroying_Our_Country