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Tent camp population more than doubles

Georgia, August 30, 2008

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The catastrophic rise of displaced people is evident: now the population at Gori's tent camp has exceeded 1,400 people, more than double what it was just three days ago. Mercy Corps' emergency team continues to supply them with much-needed food and hygiene items.

Today, an American senator named Bob Corker visited Gori and took some time participating in a Mercy Corps at a public school housing nearly 100 IDPs. Mercy Corps is collaborating with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help Georgia's conflict-affected population. Senator Corker talked to the IDPs and got familiar with the hard situation here. Many of these families have just finished their first week here.