In Armenia, the ICRC helps mine victims, missing persons and their families, and communities living along the border with Azerbaijan. We also visit detainees held for conflict-related or security reasons, or who are otherwise vulnerable.

In numbers

In 2015 ...

  • 4,780
    people in five border communities gained access to safe drinking water through improved water networks and new public taps.
  • 1,600
    people living along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan can now stay in one of 13 “safer rooms” if ceasefire violations occur.
  • 117
    families of missing persons improved their housing conditions and received business loans, cash for household needs, training and counselling with the help of the Armenian Red Cross and other local partners.
  • 196
    biological reference samples were collected from 63 families of missing persons to facilitate the future identification of human remains.
  • 6,250
    households in 16 border communities in the Tavush region were briefed on how to avoid mine and unexploded ordnance accidents during seminars delivered together with the Armenian Red Cross and the Armenian Centre for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise.
  • 1
    civilian who had been detained in Azerbaijan was repatriated to Armenia under the auspices of the ICRC.
  • 900
    military personnel learned more about IHL and the ICRC through courses and information sessions.
  • 192
    students deepened their knowledge of IHL during events organized with the support of the Armenian Red Cross and local educational institutions.

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