Peace Corps Georgia volunteers relocated

 
 

(via peacecorpsonline.typepad.com)

Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter announced today that all Volunteers and trainees serving in the Republic of Georgia are safe, and they have been temporarily relocated to neighboring Armenia. The decision to relocate the Volunteers is due to the ongoing conflict taking place in the South Ossetia region of Georgia and bordering areas. All 36 Peace Corps Volunteers and 49 Peace Corps Volunteer-trainees serving in Georgia are safe. Personnel from Peace Corps/Georgia, as well as Peace Corps/Armenia, are now supporting the Volunteers. The Peace Corps/Georgia office is still open in Tbilisi, and is constantly and carefully monitoring this situation along with Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington. Peace Corps Volunteers do not serve in South Ossetia, the separatist region located in the north of Georgia along its border with Russia.

 

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  1. Difficult times. We were PVC’s in Haiti in 2003 and were evacuated in Feb 2004 for civil unrest to the DR thinking we would return to our village. We never felt in any danger in our village but the decision was made to temperirarly close the PC Haiti site. We never said our good bye’s to our village and have always wanted to return. We waited over 5 months and it didn’t reopen so we took another invitation to Jamaica and we served there for 2 years. Kenn visited Haiti in Aug 2007 and found no danger. We are currently trying to capture a American Express progect grant to “Teach Haitian school children to grow food.” please check it out and vote for our project.

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