Displacement from Abkhazia

written by: Ana Chkadua, Mamuka Chkadua, Zhana Zumadze


“I was born on February 22, 1944 in the village of Khaishi, in Mestia district. During lifetime, I have been through lots of tragic moments but losing my children was the worst pain. I had four children. For eight years we lived in Abkhazia, but after the civil war started my family was forced to move. We are IDPs [internally displaced people] now. It has been more than 15 years that I lost my husband. Soon after my house got on fire. Currently, I have difficulties walking and with my vision. I have no money to buy food and medicine. I am the poorest person in Khaishi. I would have felt much better had I not faced this reality. Life is not fair but people adjust to everything.”


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