U.S. Embassy donates walking aids for disabled people in Mtskheta-Mtianeti

As the United States marks Disability Awareness Month, the U.S. government remains committed to the social inclusion of people with disabilities at home and abroad. To contribute to social inclusion in Georgia, today, the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), through its Humanitarian Assistance Program, handed over walking aids for use by disabled people in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region.

ODC purchased 50 manual wheelchairs, 40 crutches, 20 walking sticks, and 20 walking frames for a government-owned organization “Union of Investments and Humanitarian Projects,” which will distribute the equipment in Mtskheta, Tianeti, Dusheti, and Kazbegi municipalities of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. Many of the beneficiaries are internally displaced persons (IDP) from the 2008 Russian-Georgian war, who are living in various IDP settlements located in the region.