Georgia

A beautiful country situated on the border of the black sea, Georgia has been plagued by unrest and political uncertainty.

A beautiful country situated on the border of the black sea, Georgia has been plagued by unrest and political uncertainty. After the war with Russia over the breakaway South Ossetia republic, the Georgian economy has been unsteady. However, a growing tourist industry and an ambitious government has given observers hope that the economy can recover.

Some of the biggest challenges facing the population include unaffordable healthcare. Despite services being 'free', there are costly 'out of pocket' fees which put essential treatment out of the reach of many. Lack of investment in infrastructure restricts the economy and makes life a daily challenge for rural and urban dwellers, especially during the winter months.

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Key Facts

Population = 4,555,911

Jewish population = 10,000

Life expectancy at birth = 77 years

Population below poverty line = 31%

Unemployment rate = 16.4%

GDP per capita = $4,800

Inflation rate = 5.7%

Projects

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Meeting essential needs of Older People in Georgia

WJR works with the local communities in Tbilisi and Rustavi to provide chronic welfare relief to around 2,000 of their most vulner...
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Optical Project

WJR's Optical Programme was established to ensure that those whose financial situations make basic items such as a pair of glasses...

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