2008.09.04: September 4, 2008: Headlines: COS - Georgia: Safety: PCOL Exclusive: Sixty-four Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Georgia have closed out their Service, Twenty-one have been re-assigned

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Sixty-four Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Georgia have closed out their Service, Twenty-one have been re-assigned

Sixty-four Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Georgia have closed out their Service, Twenty-one have been re-assigned

The Peace Corps expects to have Peace Corps Volunteers return to Georgia as soon as conditions permit, so that the Peace Corps can resume its efforts to assist the people of that country. The PC Office in Tbilisi, Georgia, remains open and PC is not planning to suspend those operations. In addition, the PC staff members in Tbilisi are continuing their efforts to assess the local situation, so that Peace Corps can determine when PCVs may be able to return to Georgia and where they may be assigned.

Sixty-four Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Georgia have closed out their Service, Twenty-one have been re-assigned

The Peace Corps Press Office has provided us with an update on the Status of the 85 Peace Corps Volunteers who were assigned to Peace Corps/Georgia at the time of the conflict in August.

Eighty-five Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) were assigned to Peace Corps/Georgia, four of whom were outside of Georgia at the time of the conflict and subsequent relocation to Armenia. Of these 85 Volunteers, 81 were relocated to Armenia; the other four remained in the United States pending further developments.

Twenty-one PC/Georgia Volunteers sought and are receiving direct transfers to other PC posts.

The remaining 64 PC/Georgia Volunteers have closed service. They have the opportunity to seek immediate reinstatement to Georgia within one year following their COS dates, or expedited reenrollment to another PC post for two years after their COS dates.

The Peace Corps expects to have Peace Corps Volunteers return to Georgia as soon as conditions permit, so that the Peace Corps can resume its efforts to assist the people of that country.

The PC Office in Tbilisi, Georgia, remains open and PC is not planning to suspend those operations. In addition, the PC staff members in Tbilisi are continuing their efforts to assess the local situation, so that Peace Corps can determine when PCVs may be able to return to Georgia and where they may be assigned.

Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) did not serve in South Ossetia, a separatist region located in the north of Georgia along its border with Russia.

The Peace Corps program in Georgia was established in 2001. Since that time more than 275 Volunteers have served in Georgia. Currently, at the time of evacuation, there were 36 Peace Corps Volunteers and 49 Trainees working in English Language Education and Business and Social Entrepreneurship programs.



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PCVs Evacuated from Georgia Date: August 19 2008 No: 1254 PCVs Evacuated from Georgia
The Peace Corps has announced that all Volunteers and trainees serving in the Republic of Georgia are safe and they have been temporarily relocated to neighboring Armenia. Read the analysis by one RPCV on how Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili believed that he could launch a lightning assault on South Ossetia and reclaim the republic without substantial grief from Moscow and that Saakashvili's statements once the war began demonstrated that he expected real Western help in confronting Russia.


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