COVID-19 and Needs of Migrants in South Caucasus (Phase II)

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and due to its current prevalence, foreign migrants may have found themselves in vulnerable situations. Based on the regular situation monitoring and the findings of the surveys of 3rd country nationals conducted in 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has secured additional resources to provide urgent assistance and support vulnerable migrants to address basic food and hygiene, housing/accommodation, medical and legal assistance needs.

Who is eligible for the humanitarian assistance:

  • Vulnerable migrants (single parents, families with low or no income and people in irregular situations who have overstayed visas or lost personal documents, whose documents have expired etc)  
  • Vulnerable migrants with no income and acute health issues
  • Rejected asylum seekers with no income

Who is eligible for legal assistance and consultations:

  • Migrants in irregular situations (i.e. those who have overstayed visas, whose personal documents have expired, etc)   
  • Rejected asylum seekers  
  • Foreign students
  • Foreign workers
  • Those migrants trying to regularize their stay  

Who is not eligible for the support:

  • Persons with Georgian citizenship
  • Persons with the permanent residence permit in Georgia
  • Asylum seekers, refugees, humanitarian status holders, persons with stateless status

How to apply

To apply for the assistance, applicants falling under any of above-mentioned migrant groups and fulfilling vulnerability criteria should register for in person interview via:

Project info sheets
Situations reports developed during the phase I of the project