Reference : V-P-GE-E-00721
Date : 05/04/2011
Caption : In a village with a predominantly Georgian population before 2008. This man, an Ossetian, and his Georgian wife have only Georgian pensions. The ICRC provides them with food and wood on a monthly basis.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This village which is near the administrative boundry line with Georgia. An elderly husband (Georgian) and wife (Ossetian) continue to live in the village. Their son and daughter now live in Georgia. As the administrative boundry line is closed with Georgia the only contact they can have with them is through Red Cross messages and by phone when ICRC staff visit them once a month. Both are entitled to Georgian pensions but can't collect them as they can't go into Georgia. The ICRC is negociating with Ossetian authorities so that they can get Ossetian pensions. In the meantime, the ICRC provides them with food and firewood on a monthly basis. Although firewood is plentiful in nearby woods they are thought to be mined. Leftovers from lunch on their table.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour