Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Georgia has seen the collapse of basic social services, the loss of jobs, overwhelming corruption, ineffective government, armed conflict and displacement of citizens. As a result of the conflicts and displacements, children have suffered such severe psychological consequences as depression, phobias, behavioral problems, aggression and violence, learning disorders, inhibition and passivity. Many are growing up isolated from the stabilizing influence of tradition and strong communities.
More than 4 Million
people live there
The average girl stays in
school only until she's 13
16 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $20 a day
Save the Children is one of the leading nongovernmental organizations working to help the country's vulnerable populations. Focusing on health, education and the needs of women and youth, our dynamic and innovative programs work toward sustainable results, allowing beneficiaries to independently continue their own development. Looking forward, Save the Children plans to build on our success in Georgia by enhancing our programs in social welfare and protection, expanding our health and education programs to cover conflict zones in South Ossetia and Abkhazia and working closely with the Georgian government to help reform the country and create a viable society.
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report.
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Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014