Armenia

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.

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In numbers

January - June 2021

  • More than 10,600
    displaced civilians were provided with sets of winter clothes, including jackets, scarves, hats and underwear, and shoes distributed by the ICRC and the ARCS in Kotayk, Syunik, Ararat, Armavir, Gegharkunik, Tavush, Syunik, Lori regions and Yerevan.
  • Around 6,200
    host families, who provided shelter to over 17,500 adults displaced following the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict escalation, received cash assistance through the ARCS and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs with funding from the ICRC.
  • Around 7,300
    displaced individuals benefited from the non-food assistance including hygiene and essential household items distributed by the ICRC and the ARCS.
  • Around 6100
    calls and individual visits were received from families of the missing at the ICRC delegation in Yerevan. 370 families opened tracing requests with the ICRC for the follow-up.
  • 4,000
    students and teachers received personal protective equipment for COVID-19 prevention (medical masks, digital thermometers and gel for hand disinfection) in 27 schools of Tavush, Ararat, Vayots Dzor, Gegharkunik and Syunik regions.
  • 2,000
    oral, video and written Red Cross messages were shared with those detained in relation to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and helped them restore or maintain family contacts with relatives.
  • Around 650
    persons, including rescuers, health professionals and teachers were trained in first aid.
  • Over 300
    civilians living in or near weaponcontaminated areas participated in ICRC-delivered sessions on the risks of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW).
  • 19 hospitals
    and health facilities in border villages were supported with medicine and equipment.

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