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Syunik Regional Branch

    Syunik Regional Branch

    Syunik Regional Branch

    Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS), following its humanitarian mission, aims at supporting the most vulnerable, to meet their humanitarian needs and alleviate suffering.   

    In Syunik Region we support:

    • the most vulnerable lonely elderly
    • children with special needs
    • children and youth
    • families in need
    • vulnerable communities
    • TB patient
    • Covid-19 isolated population



     Psycho – social support to children

    100 children

    • ARCS volunteers, obtained appropriate knowledge and skills through trainings, conduct eight lessons for children, discussing their rights and needs, what is violence and how to avoid it, their role in social life of their community.
    • Creating atmosphere of friendship and trust for children, volunteers, also contribute to the overall development of children, their ability to communicate with peers and adults, develop self-confidence, tolerance and promote constructive approaches to problem solution.
    • In addition to the courses, children participate in excursions and interesting events organized for them.



    200 lonely childless bedridden or disabled elderly

    “Charity” project is being implemented by the finance of "CHAARAT KAPAN" CJSC. 200 lonely childless elderly, from which 30 are bedridden and 80 disabled elderly.


    ARCS Syunik Branch volunteers implement.

    • Home visits, basic housework
    • Food and medicine distribution
    • Birthday parties for elderly.  

    Psycho-social support to the Missing Persons Family

     22 Missing Persons Family

    • Collection of detailed data on missing persons
    • Supporting families to resolve their social, health and legal problems
    • Organizing consultation meetings with doctors, lawyers, regional and local social services representatives
    • Trainings for family members
    • Organizing cultural events


    Sandplay Therapy for Children

    70 children

    In the school N3 in Kapan study children, who need special conditions for education.

    ARCS Syunik Regional Branch initiated to create Sandplay Therapy room, where the volunteers, together with the team of the school specialists, will conduct sandplay therapy sessions.

    Dissemination of Humanitarian principles

    1000 pupils and teachers yearly

    The goal is the dissemination of Humanitarian principles among the population, espessialy Youth, involve new resourses and volunteers, and enlarge the network of the partners.  


    • Dissemination sessions in the schools and educational institutions of Gegharkunik urban and rural communities about Red Cross history and fundamental principles
    • Thematic events, such as games and competitions, etc.  


    Stigma and discrimination reduction and psycho-social support

    20 tuberculosis patients


    • Psycho-social support to the patients, who interrupted the treatment  
    • Talks on stigma with the patients, their relatives and the primary health care providers.





    Disaster Risk Reduction and Response  

    12 Response Team members

    Improvement of preparedness to disasters through establishment of Response Teams

    Improvement of Emergency Operations Center for volunteers control, lead and deployment.

    Refugee Protection and Economic Integration

    Primary humanitarian and legal consultation provision to the asylum seekers and refugees in RA

    Monthly monitoring in Agarak border crossing, Syunik Region

    Training courses for entry officials.


    Covid-19 response 

    Lonely elderly, vulnerable families, isolated population, persons with disabilities, Syrian-Armenians, orphanage graduates, beneficiaries of nursing homes, mine victims

    1228 packages of food and hygiene items. 


    Response to NK conflict escalation

    2069 people received AMD 68000. In total 140.692.000 AMD.  


    Our partners are: the ICRC Delegation in Armenia, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Swiss, Danish and Austrian Red Crosses, UNHCR, Global Fund, RA Ministry of Health, RA Ministry of  Emergency Situations, NCT SNPO, local self-government bodies, individuals.