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Union 'Georgian-Abkhaz Mixed Families' works for the restoration of peace between Georgian and Abkhaz families. It was established in 2003.
The main objectives of the organisation are:
- The restoration of the traditional peaceful coexistence of Georgians and Abkhaz.
- The restoration of the integrity of families that were separated during the war.
- The restoration of relations between relatives belonging to Georgian and Abkhaz ethnicities.
- Supporting the state and international organisations in peaceful settlement of Georgian-Abkhaz families.
Over the course of its existence, the organisation has managed to re-connect 4,000 relatives of both ethnicities as well as restoring the integrity of 800 families separated as a result of the war in the early 1990s. With the support of de facto authorities of Gali and Ochamchire districts of Abkhazia, the Union organised several meetings between Georgian and Abkhaz elderly people, between Georgian and Abkhaz youth and between persons of Georgian and Abkhaz ethnicities bearing identical surnames.
The organisation’s latest initiative is the establishment of Georgian-Abkhaz Centre of Information and Consultation, an administrative entity that will be based closed to the administrative boundary between Abkhazia and Georgia proper and will provide consultation to Abkhaz residents of Abkhazia who are coming to Georgia proper for medical, educational, professional and other purposes. The Union is seeking sponsors and partners in this endeavour.
Last updated: September 2015