The programme seeks innovative and realistic ideas from civil society. Behind every initiative stand people who benefit one way or another. COBERM builds new ways to stronger friendships and mutual understanding.
The media camp in Turkey in September 2013 brought together Georgian, South Ossetian and Abkhaz young journalists. For many of them the course was the turning point to change their perceptions about each other.
An eight-month old child spent two weeks in the Sukhumi hospital after being diagnosed with a serious liver disease. His condition remained critical despite the efforts of the Abkhaz doctors. The child’s parents were losing hopes for his recovery.
“Almost twenty years passed since I last saw my cousin. The conflict in Abkhazia of the early 90s separated us. She lives in Kutaisi, I live in Tkvarcheli. Small distance, huge barriers,” says an elderly woman.