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Irish Times Lists Georgia Among Photographs of the Year

Irish Times  includes Tbilisi flood picture of Hippo Begi who was rescued after devastating flood hit Tbilisi zoo among photographs of the year. Author of this picture is a Georgian photographer Beso Gulashvili who works at Reuters, this picture went viral throughout the world’s leading media channels. Photographs of the year …

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World Opera Stars Sing for Tbilisi Flood Victims

Some of the world’s leading opera stars are coming to Georgia this week to perform in a charity concert raising money for the victims of the Tbilisi flood that ravaged the capital city earlier this year. Acclaimed Georgian and foreign performers will host a one-night charity concert on Thursday, November …

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Tbilisi Zoo To Reopen in September

Exactly three months have passed since the deadly flood that destroyed the Tbilisi Zoo overnight on June 13. The animal park is preparing to fully reopen next month. Tbilisi Zoo Administration confirmed today the animal park will reopen in September 2015. Zoo officials said workers had spent months carrying out immense …

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$64,000 Worth Bitcoins Donated to Help Tbilisi Flood Victims

The funds raised as a result of the global bitcoin fundraising campaign have been donated to the Tbilisi City Hall, Tbilisi Zoo, and Tamaz Elizbarashvili’s Dog Shelter. In addition to the money already donated by the Georgian Co-Investment Fund (“GCF”) and BitFury Group, the companies partnered with “Georgia Technology Park” …

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#June13: A Month Since the Tragedy

The State Budget Mobilizes over 25 million GEL The June 13 natural disaster in the Vere Gorge has sacrificed 20 individuals. Three citizens are still missing. The flood has inflicted losses and damages to about 160 families. Part of the houses will be rehabilitated, while 10 families are still unsheltered. …

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Donations For Tbilisi Flood Exceed 24m

24,550,076 million GEL has been contributed to an account opened by specially for victims of Tbilisi flood, so people in Georgia and around the globe can donate to the Tbilisi flood relief fund. The loss inflicted by the disaster exceeded 100 million GEL. Nodar Khaduri announced all donations totalled 24,225,238 million GEL, …

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Tbilisi Approves Compensation Plan for Flood Victims

Tbilisi Municipal Assembly at a special meeting has unanimously approved the procedure for compensation payment for damage caused by devastating floods in Tbilisi. The capital city hall is ready to pay compensation to the families which became victims of the disaster, Sputnik news agency reported. The project of fixing of …

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Giorgi Gigolashvili: We Should Develop Insurance Culture in Georgia

The June 13 natural disaster has left clear messages to the Georgian society that the insurance culture in Georgia remains undeveloped. Insurance companies have remunerated only a 1/8 part of total losses. In his interview to the Banks&Finances Giorgi Gigolashvili, a head of the Insurance Institute, talks about the current …

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Georgia Red Cross Society: Response to Flood Crisis

On June 13, the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi was devastated by a catastrophic flash flood that raged through the city. As one of the first responders, sharing the auxiliary role to state authorities, the Georgia Red Cross Society (GRCS) started its operational activities from the early morning. Prepared to respond …

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Flood Influence on Georgian Economy

The June 13 Tbilisi flood has left incurable wound on the heart of Georgian citizens. We have lost lives of our compatriots, many families remain unsheltered, motorways and infrastructure have been demolished, animals have been drowned. Besides these losses, the flood has inflicted significant economic and environmental damage to our …

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Cartu Bank Donates 2.5 Million GEL for Tbilisi Flood Victims

Cartu Bank

A bank in Georgia owned by former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, has donated more than 2 million GEL to a fund that will support victims of the Tbilisi flood. Cartu Bank donated 2.5 million GEL to help people affected by the June 13 disaster, which claimed the lives of 19 …

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