EU: some 70,000 displaced near Georgian capital

15:16, 18 August 2008
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But that there is no shortage of food

 The European Union says there are about 70,000 displaced people in and near the Georgian capital of Tblisi but that there is no shortage of food, AP informs.

The EU says the flow of displaced people from the city of Gori and the South Ossetia region has tapered off in recent days.

A spokeswoman for the EU`s humanitarian aid office says the bloc is working with private relief groups to provide shelter in schools, hospitals, military barracks and a tent city near the Tbilisi airport.

Spokeswoman Daniella Cavini said in a telephone interview from Tblisi on Monday there was no shortage of food, and relief workers were providing bedding and hygiene kits. Eleven trucks carrying flour have yet to arrive after being blocked by Russian forces.

AP via GMA news

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