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USAID Allocates Over $4.1 Million in Humanitarian Aid for Displaced Artsakh Residents

USAID Allocates Over $4.1 Million in Humanitarian Aid for Displaced Artsakh Residents

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced an additional allocation of more than $4.1 million in humanitarian assistance to aid individuals displaced by the Azerbaijani ethnic cleansing in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). This latest funding marks an increase, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian aid for the Nagorno-Karabakh response to nearly $28 million since 2020.

The military operation initiated by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh between September 19 and 20 has resulted in the displacement of over 100,000 individuals into neighboring Armenia, creating profound humanitarian crisis in the region.

The newly allocated funds by USAID aim to bolster support on the ground, specifically targeting the provision of critical humanitarian aid to approximately 74,000 vulnerable refugees and displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh who have sought shelter in Armenia. This financial aid will significantly enhance the availability of life-saving food assistance while also addressing urgent needs related to humanitarian protection and emergency shelter.

In a statement, a USAID representative emphasized the commitment of the United States to stand in solidarity with civilians affected by Azerbaijan’s military operation in the Republic of Artsakh. Furthermore, the U.S. government expressed its unwavering support for the Armenian government's endeavors in extending assistance to those in dire need.

The additional financial aid shows the urgency of addressing the humanitarian crisis resulting from the recent mass exodus. USAID's efforts reflect a larger commitment to providing essential support and resources to mitigate the immediate challenges faced by the affected populations, ensuring that critical aid reaches those most in need during these challenging times.


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