The Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS), in pursuit of its humanitarian mission, strives to be always with the most vulnerable to meet their humanitarian needs and to alleviate suffering as much as possible.
In Tavush region ARCS supports:
Disaster Management and Response
12 members of the response team
Improving emergency preparedness by creating response teams
Improving the functions of the Emergency Response Center to monitor, manage, and deploy volunteers during emergencies.
Residents of 10 border villages, 12 civil defense teams of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, 24 teachers from 12 communities, 33 fire-rescuers of Tavush Regional SRT, employees of outpatient clinics of 22 border communities, schoolchildren of 22 border communities• First aid courses
• First aid competitions
• Rules for handling dead bodies in emergencies
• Construction of protective walls (Chinari, Vazashen, Movses)
• Construction / renovation of safe rooms (Berdavan, Nerkin Karmiraghbyur, Chinari)
• Construction of playgrounds (Aygepar, Paravakar, Berdavan)
"Changing mentality, cleaning city"
With the support of the Government of Japan, the Armenian Red Cross Society has installed 240 garbage bins in Ijevan and provided the municipality with a garbage truck. Ijevan Municipality provides further technical maintenance of the garbage collection process.
The goal of the ARCS Tavush Resilience Center is to promote the resilience of the population and communities of Tavush region by carrying out activities in the following directions:
Response to Nagorno Karabakh conflict escalation
Support to displaced people
180 food packages
300 hygienic kits
Warm clothes for 756 beneficiaries
168 people received AMD 68000. In total 11.424.000 AMD.
Refugee protection and economic integration
Providing primary humanitarian and juridical consultation to asylum seekers and refugees in the Republic of Armenia,
Support to self-employed refugee and displaced families by providing instruments.
Social support and health care
Social and psychological support to the families of the missing persons of 1992-94 Nagorno Karabakh conflict escalation
15 Missing persons’' families
Collection of detailed data on missing persons
Helping families resolve their social, health and legal problems
Organizing consultative meetings with doctors, lawyers, representatives of the social services of the regional and local authorities
Training for family members
Organizing cultural events
Food assistance to lonely elderly people
70 socially needy elderly
Since January 2020, 70 socially needy elderly have been receiving food packages every month and hygiene items every trimester from the Armenian Red Cross Society In Tavush.
Psycho-social support to children
The ARCS volunteers, undergoing training and gaining relevant knowledge and skills, conduct eight classes for children in the framework of the Sustainable Child Development program, during which they discuss what rights and needs children have, what role they can play in their community life, and what is violence and how to avoid it.
By creating a friendly and trusting atmosphere for children, volunteers give them the opportunity to form an opinion about the environment around them, to perceive and express it correctly. classes also promote children's overall development, give them the ability to communicate with peers and adults, making them more courageous, develop tolerance, and encourage a constructive approach to problems.
Besides the courses, there are also excursions to the sightseeings of the region and other interesting events.
Reducing stigma and discrimination and Social-psychological support
16 people with tuberculosis
Social-psychological support for patients who discontinue treatment
Discussions on discrimination with patients, relatives and primary care representatives
Strengthening Resilience of South Caucasus Communities to Health Emergencies
The aim is to increase the resistance of communities to reduce the negative impact of disasters and emergencies on the health of the population, as well as to improve first aid and psychological support for epidemics.
During the project, 6 ARCS volunteers and 20 community volunteers have been trained to raise awareness of the population of the region.
Lonely elderly, vulnerable families, isolated population
2094 packages of food and hygiene items
Dissemination of humanitarian values
400 students and pupils annually
The goal is to spread humanitarian ideas among the population, especially among the youth, to include new resources and volunteers, to expand the list of partners.
Coverage of the basic principles and history of the Red Cross in the schools and educational institutions of the cities and villages of Tavush region.
Thematic events: games and competitions.
Volunteering and membership
EU4Youth: Fostering potential for greater employability
150 young people
Communication and life skills training to strengthen self-confidence. Vocational orientation classes and meetings with potential employers in order to help them understand their expectations from life, their choices and to strengthen their self-control.
Creating youth clubs
Support for the realization of business plans.
Educational support to neglected and vulnerable boys and girls in Armenia
The children learn hairdressing, cooking and car mechanics to find jobs. The duration of each course is 6 months.
Provision of firewood, clothing and hairdressing services to single elderly people (Berd, Tavush, Varagavan, Artsvaberd, Movses, Koti, Voskan, Noyemberyan)
Community Cleanliness (Berd)
Ecological campaigns, community cleanliness, events for children in villages (Noyemberyan, Varagavan, Gosh)
Summer camps for children who are socially needy (Ijevan)
Social support for single elderly people (Dilijan)
Beddings for single elderly people (Ijevan)
Provision of clothing to socially needy families affected by the fire (Berd)