Azerbaijan: Activity highlights for 2022

Azerbaijan: Activity highlights for 2022

In 2022, the ICRC implemented broad range of activities to support those who reside in conflict-affected communities of Azerbaijan. Thousands of people benefitted from dozens of projects designed to offer better humanitarian protection, livelihood assistance, access to quality education, health care, water and electricity.
Legal factsheet 20 February 2023 Azerbaijan

To increase the awareness on the risk of landmines and unexploded ordinances, ICRC teams reached out to more than 9,000 people through various activities providing information on such risks and safer behavior in contaminated areas. Around 1,500 mine warning signs were donated to the Azerbaijan National Mine Action Agency to support marking of mined areas.

Strong collaboration was in place with relevant authorities to support their efforts aimed at clarifying the fate of people who went missing in relation to the conflict. Biological reference samples were collected from 523 families of persons who went missing in 90s. to facilitate identification of human remains. Several trainings were organized for local experts involved in the identification and clarification works to further increase their knowledge and capacity.

Teams in the field implemented projects which helped to support the livelihood, access to water, electricity and quality education for thousands living in conflict-affected communities.

Dialogue with concerned authorities continued last year to promote the international humanitarian law (IHL), as more than 1,270 officers and cadets benefitted from IHL related trainings. Collaboration also continued with our Movement partner, the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (AzRCS). AzRCS volunteers operating in conflict-affected communities were involved in series of trainings designed to sharpen their skills in providing support to those who are in need.

Below are some key figures from our activities in 2022.

  •  9,675 individuals from 50 conflict affected communities benefitted from risk awareness and safer behavior sessions which allowed them to increase resilience to mine risks and weapon contamination.
  •  8,575 people living in 15 conflict-affected communities improved their access to water
  •  3,316 households from 24 conflict-affected communities benefitted from various assistance activities aimed at improving their livelihood.
  •  1,895 students in schools and kindergartens located in 12 conflict-affected communities benefitted from rehabilitation of schools, kindergartens and sanitary facilities.
  •  1,270 officers and cadets of the Ministry of Defense participated in international humanitarian law (IHL) trainings.
  •  1,202 biological reference samples were collected from 523 families of missing persons from the 90s conflict to facilitate future identification of human remains.