Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia

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Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
Villages by the Russian occupation line near Abkhazia
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Abkhazia is a region in Western Georgia, currently occupied by Russia. The 1992–1993 War in Abkhazia resulted in Georgia's loss of control of most of Abkhazia and the ethnic cleansing of Georgians from Abkhazia. The 2008 Russo-Georgian War resulted in the formal occupation of Abkhazia (and South Ossetia) by Russia. 

Over 200,000 refugees were displaced internally from Abkhazia and their large portion still resides in villages near the Russian line of occupation. Due to 'creeping occupation', constant political tensions between Russia, Georgia and Abkhazia, and the frequent kidnapping of Georgian nationals by Russian soldiers with false allegations of crossing the border into Abkhazia, these communities experience constant threat, instability, seclusion and poverty.

In June 2019, we identified 64 high school students that have been deemed socially vulnerable by Social Services and who reside in villages by the Russian line of occupation near Abkhazia. We equipped them with laptops, Internet access and educational resources from our EdTech partners. We also held 2-day training sessions for our beneficiaries on digital and financial literacy and online education to ensure that they have the knowledge, the skills and the training necessary for navigating the Web safely, critically and efficiently. 

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