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The disappearing villages of Samtskhe-Javakheti

In south Georgia, many once populous villages are facing rapid abandonment, with their former inhabitants driven to leave by harsh environmental conditions and government neglect. 

The disappearing villages of Samtskhe-Javakheti

By Mzisa Khmaladze

In south Georgia, many once populous villages are facing rapid abandonment, with their former inhabitants driven to leave by harsh environmental conditions and government neglect. 

In pictures | Struggle in the open-air: Tbilisi’s Navtlughi Bazaar

The open-air bazaars of Tbilisi began with the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s; they remain a vital lifeline for many. 

In pictures | Struggle in the open-air: Tbilisi’s Navtlughi Bazaar

The open-air bazaars of Tbilisi began with the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s; they remain a vital lifeline for many. 

Azerbaijan’s soaring food prices

As debate around the causes and possible solutions to the problem continue, it is the most vulnerable who are paying the biggest cost.

Azerbaijan’s soaring food prices

By Gulnur Kazimova

As debate around the causes and possible solutions to the problem continue, it is the most vulnerable who are paying the biggest cost.

Teenage boy takes own life in Tbilisi following ‘psychological abuse’ by police

Fifteen-year-old Luka Siradze took his own life after police officers allegedly used threats to coerce him into confessing to vandalising a school.

Teenage boy takes own life in Tbilisi following ‘psychological abuse’ by police

Fifteen-year-old Luka Siradze took his own life after police officers allegedly used threats to coerce him into confessing to vandalising a school.

200 IDP families occupy buildings in Tbilisi demanding housing

A number of neighbours protested against the IDPs, claiming they were walking on the grass and making them feel unsafe.

200 IDP families occupy buildings in Tbilisi demanding housing

A number of neighbours protested against the IDPs, claiming they were walking on the grass and making them feel unsafe.

In pictures | Tbilisi’s night bus — a shelter on wheels

Tbilisi introduced a night bus two years ago between the city centre and the airport. Now, it serves as overnight accommodation for the homeless.

In pictures | Tbilisi’s night bus — a shelter on wheels

Tbilisi introduced a night bus two years ago between the city centre and the airport. Now, it serves as overnight accommodation for the homeless.

Voice | The bitterness of the Kvankhidatli salt — the women salt miners of Daghestan

In the mountain village of Kvankhidatli, women recall ‘going to the salt’ since the beginning of the 20th century.

Voice | The bitterness of the Kvankhidatli salt — the women salt miners of Daghestan

In the mountain village of Kvankhidatli, women recall ‘going to the salt’ since the beginning of the 20th century.

In pictures | Nowhere else to go: the stories of Yerevan’s homeless

There is one shelter in the city, with a capacity of 100, but it is not enough to house the hundreds living on Yerevan’s streets.

In pictures | Nowhere else to go: the stories of Yerevan’s homeless

There is one shelter in the city, with a capacity of 100, but it is not enough to house the hundreds living on Yerevan’s streets.

In pictures | Tbilisi’s lemon vendors — the hardships of selling lemons to survive

Selling lemons in the streets at ₾1 for a bag of 5, Tbilisi’s lemon vendors — almost exclusively elderly women — struggle to scrape out a living.

In pictures | Tbilisi’s lemon vendors — the hardships of selling lemons to survive

Selling lemons in the streets at ₾1 for a bag of 5, Tbilisi’s lemon vendors — almost exclusively elderly women — struggle to scrape out a living.

‘Almost 40% of Georgians’ borrow money to pay utility bills

Energy poverty affects many in Georgia, a recent study conducted by World Experience for Georgia has found. It says almost 40% of population borrow money to pay utility bills.

‘Almost 40% of Georgians’ borrow money to pay utility bills

Energy poverty affects many in Georgia, a recent study conducted by World Experience for Georgia has found. It says almost 40% of population borrow money to pay utility bills.