Kaupo Kand, Head of the International Criminal Court mission to Georgia says that the Georgian Office of The Hague Court plans to launch the program in assistance of victims of August 2008 Russia-Georgia war starting 2020.
According to Kand, the Victims Fund will work in several directions: Social-economic assistance of locals affected by the war, medical and psychological aid, and psychological rehabilitation of children with war traumas.
“At this stage, the fund is carrying out a research to define the needs in three directions. The research comprises conflict-affected regions and IDP settlements. The report will be ready in spring, which will be submitted to the Council, which will then determine the assistance mandate, directions and the amount of to-be allocated aid,” Kand said.