The authorities in Georgia plan to move hundreds of people displaced in past conflicts out of the capital to new homes in the west of the country, ignoring their protests that they will lose their livelihoods if they are forced to leave
Under a new strategy for refugees, the government wants to clear 20 buildings of around 500 refugee families who currently live there.
Most are people displaced by conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in the early 1990s. Others arrived after the brief conflict with Russia in 2008.
Both groups say that they have adapted to life in the capital, and argue that forcing them to leave would infringe their civil rights.