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Increasing Fainting Cases Signal Dire Health Crisis Amid Artsakh Blockade

Increasing Fainting Cases Signal Dire Health Crisis Amid Artsakh  Blockade

The ongoing blockade in Artsakh has given rise to a concerning humanitarian crisis, leading to a surge in cases of fainting among its citizens who are enduring arduous conditions, according to a recent statement by Human Rights Defender of Artsakh, Gegham Stepanyan.

As the blockade persists, thousands of citizens are compelled to stand in long lines for hours, waiting to access even the most basic food and necessities. In a poignant Facebook post accompanied by a video, Stepanyan expressed the gravity of the situation.

"In these crowded queues, cases of fainting are often recorded, which are directly related to the overstressed state of residents, the vulnerability of the immune system in conditions of malnutrition and hot weather," Stepanyan remarked.

The situation has become increasingly alarming as the number of reported fainting cases continues to rise. Stepanyan emphasized the direct link between the dire humanitarian conditions and the deteriorating health of the population. "Our research shows that the number of cases of fainting is increasing. This irrefutably proves that the dire humanitarian situation has catastrophic consequences for public health, putting the lives of thousands of people at risk," he stated.

The situation in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) remains critical, with its citizens enduring not only the physical challenges posed by the ongoing blockade but also the potential threats to their overall well-being. As the region grapples with these health concerns, the international community's attention remains crucial to address the immediate needs of the affected population.


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