Lori Regional Branch

    Lori 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 Lori Region we support:


    • most vulnerable lonely elderly

    • children and youth

    • families of the Missing persons

    • families in need

    • vulnerable communities

    • TB patients


    Community based integrated home care and healthy aging

    100 lonely bedridden elderly from Vanadzor


    • Care of professional nurses (3 nurses)

    • Support of home care providers (6 home care providers) and volunteers (16 volunteers)

    • Special home care equipment and hygiene items

    • Initiative groups for Healthy aging activities in 10 communities


    Stigma and discrimination reduction and psycho-social support

    24 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


    Dissemination of Humanitarian principles

    2800-3000 pupils and teachers yearly


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


    • Dissemination sessions in the schools and educational institutions of Lori urban and rural communities about Red Cross history and fundamental principles

    • Thematic events, such as games and competitions, etc. 


    Psycho-social support to families of Missing persons 

    26 Missing persons families


    • Detailed data collection about Missing persons

    • Support to the families to solve their social, health and legal issues

    • Vocational trainings for family members

    • Organization of cultural events


    Disaster Risk Reduction/Community Resilience Raising


    • Rapid and efficient respond to disasters and emergency situations: needs assessment, humanitarian aid provision

    • Formation of community volunteer response teams, equipment and uniform provision

    • Training of teachers and pupils

    • Evacuation and simulation drills in schools

    • Evacuation signs placing in schools

    • Awareness raising of Disaster Risk Reduction

    • Support to the building and renovation of mud removal facilities

    • Support to the renovation of fire water reservoirs

    • Support to the water system modernization

    • Support to the community outside lighting

    • Support to the kindergartens and cultural centres modernization

    • Climate change adaptation centre



    Stepanavan Territorial Branch

    85 member, 210 volunteer yearly


    Disaster Risk Reduction/Community Resilience Raising


    • Educational Crisis Management Centre

    • Search and Rescue Operations 

    (special team of rescuers composed of 20 volunteers)

    • Disaster Risk Research

    • Forest Monitoring

    • Application of new energy sources

    • Support to the community outside lighting


    Social assistance to the families in need

     • Regularly update of the families in need data

    • Firewood and food for the families in need


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



    To support ARCS activities in Lori region visit:

     Armenian Red Cross Society

     21/1 Paronyan, 0015, Yerevan, RA, [email protected], [email protected]