Nov 16, 2011

Abkhazia: Water Aid Provided to Tuvalu

As Tuvalu, an island nation in the Pacific, suffers from a fresh water emergency, the South Caucasus state has sent a shipment containing bottled water to aid in the recovery effort.  Tuvalu recognized Abkhazia’s independence in September 2011.

Below is an article published by Radio New Zealand International:

[…]  Abkhazia has come to the aid of Tuvalu, as it recovers from its fresh water emergency.

The Tuvalu government established diplomatic relations with the breakaway Georgian region in September [2011].

The head of Tuvalu’s national disaster committee, Pusinelli Laafai, says Abkhazia has donated a container load of bottled water which is sitting in a warehouse awaiting distribution.

The supply was among relief from several nations coordinated through the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Suva.

Abkhazia is also recognized by Russia which last year [2010] committed substantial aid to Nauru in return for that country’s backing of both Abkhazia and South Ossetia.