Médecins Sans Frontières first worked in Georgia in 1993, and teams were present in the aftermath of the Russo-Georgian War in 2008.
Armed Conflict Response
Georgia has experienced a number of conflicts. Internal tensions between Georgian and South Ossetian peoples have, on multiple occasions, transformed into outright ethnic conflict. MSF emergency teams have been present in Tsbilisi, as well as the separatist province of South Ossetia during times of conflict. MSF distributed basic relief supplies, and provided psychological support and medical assistance to displaced people.