Vitali Sarafov, active UNITED activist tragically passes away

42790051_339052839996148_2960155957927084032_oIt is with great sadness and heavy heart that we announce the tragic passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Vitali Safarov, from our partner organisation Center for Participation and Development and Tbilisi City Shelter, Georgia. As an active and valued member of the community, Vitali devoted his life fighting for the rights of the less fortunate.

He represented his organisation at multiple UNITED conferences, and was a member of the preparatory team for the next UNITED conference in spring 2019, contributing greatly with his knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and commitment to defending human rights and building inclusive communities. His legacy will be cherished by all UNITED friends who had the chance to meet him.

If you wish to donate to Vitali’s family, please use the following banking details stating how you would like the money to be spent:

Beneficiary’s bank: JSC TBC BANK
Tbilisi, Georgia
IBAN: GE52TB7750045161100002
Name of Beneficiary: Giorgi Mardjanishvili

Intermediary bank: Citibank n.a. New-York, USA
ABA: 021000089

Intermediary Bank: Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
New York, USA
ABA: 021001033