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EU Allocates Additional €5.5 Million to Support Forcibly Displaced Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh

Photo: David Ghahramanyan

The European Commission has announced an additional allocation of €5.5 million in humanitarian aid to assist Armenians forcibly displaced from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). This aid aims to provide crucial support to those who were forcibly displaced from their homes to Armenia during last year's mass exodus, many of whom arrived with limited belongings, relying on emergency assistance.

Out of the total funding, €1.5 million is designated for disaster preparedness, focusing on enhancing the resilience of vulnerable communities to potential crises. The remaining €4 million in humanitarian funding will primarily be directed towards offering displaced Artsakh Armenians regular cash transfers and vouchers, addressing their essential needs.

Janez Lenarčič, the Commissioner for Crisis Management, emphasized the EU's commitment to providing humanitarian support to Artsakh Armenians during these challenging times. Lenarčič stated, "This is the first winter for thousands of Karabakh Armenians who fled to Armenia last Autumn. In these challenging times, it is our humanitarian duty to provide protection and assistance to the people most in need. With this new €5.5 million funding, we will aim to further strengthen the existing EU humanitarian response to the displaced people in Armenia, by providing them with access to basic services."

This latest funding initiative supplements the €12.2 million already announced by the European Commission in response to the mass exodus of Artsakh Armenians in September 2023. 


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