Project HOPE is closely monitoring the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh that has caused nearly all 120,000 ethnic Armenians to leave their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh and seek refuge in Armenia.
Posted: October 4, 2023
Project HOPE is closely monitoring the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh that has caused nearly all 120,000 ethnic Armenians to leave their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh and seek refuge in Armenia. Project HOPE has sent an assessment team from our Ukraine response to Armenia, team members are working closely with UN agencies and local partners to assess the most immediate health and mental health needs.
Project HOPE responded to the previous conflict in 2020 by providing essential health packs to the Armenian Ministry of Health, donating an Interagency Emergency Health pack (IEHK), and hygiene kits for 6,000 people.
Chris Skopec, Executive Vice President of Emergency Response for Project HOPE, says:
“Over the last two weeks, people – including many children and older adults – have undertaken long journeys to find safety in Armenia. With Azerbaijan now in control of Nagorno-Karabakh, people have no plans to return and hastily packed whatever they could fit into their cars. There is an immediate need for shelter, food, hygiene supplies, clothing, and bedding.
Equally urgent is the need for mental health support. The entire ethnic Armenian population who lived in Nagorno-Karabakh faces permanent displacement, causing profound emotional strain among affected families. Project HOPE is committed to understanding the most pressing needs and offering our support if needed.”
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