Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS), following its humanitarian mission, aims at supporting the most vulnerable, to meet their humanitarian needs and alleviate suffering.
In Shirak Region we support:
Disaster Risk Reduction/Community Resilience Raising
Response to NK conflict escalation
408 people received AMD 68000, 27.744.000 AMD in total.
Psycho-social support to families of Missing persons
12 Missing persons families
Social support and health care
Community based integrated home care and healthy aging
60 lonely bedridden elderly from Gyumri
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
38 tuberculosis patients
Lonely elderly, vulnerable families, isolated population, persons with disabilities, Syrian-Armenians, orphanage graduates, beneficiaries of nursing homes
3605 packages of food and hygiene items.
Gyumri 24-hour care center
Since May 2020, the ARCS, under the agreement signed with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, took over the management of the 24-hour care center in Gyumri to provide a favorable living environment for up to 160 beneficiaries in the center, providing proper care, quality food, appropriate health, psycho-social and other necessary services, as well as improving the facility's conditions through repair works.
In September 2020, the project "Working together for quality care, well-being and dignified life" was launched, which is implemented by the Armenian Red Cross Society in cooperation with the Austrian Red Cross and funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation.
The goal of the project is to improve the quality of integrated care and social services for the residents of Gyumri 24-hour care center.
In April 2022, the renovation of the first building was completed, where a palliative care department was created. The building's twenty rooms, dining room and kitchen, boiler room, first floor corridor were renovated.
Strengthening resilience of South Caucasus communities to health emergencies
The goal of the project is to increase the resilience of communities to reduce the negative impact and consequences of disasters and emergency situations on the health of the population, as well as improve the capacities of coping with pandemics, first aid, psychological support.
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.