The Armenian Red Cross Society, as an auxiliary organization to the Government in the humanitarian field, in cooperation and coordination with the RA government, particularly with RA Ministry of Labor and Social affairs, and local self-government bodies, is providing humanitarian assistance based on severe needs in the form of food, clothing, hygiene, basic necessities, bedding, First aid kits to the affected and displaced population of Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik regions.
In addition to the initial response, the ARCS jointly with the ICRC conducts a rapid assessment of humanitarian needs of internally displaced persons in the aftermath of the recent escalation of the conflict, in order to continue an appropriate response.
conducts a humanitarian needs assessment of internally displaced persons as a result of the armed conflict, in order to continue the appropriate response.
Mines and unexploded ordnance awareness and Safe Behavior trainings are conducted in the affected communities.
An educational program was launched in Vayots dzor's city of Jermuk secondary school No. 2 and primary school No. 6 in Goris community, Syunik region, within which child development centers were established. Specially trained volunteers from regional and community branches of the ARCS will conduct daily trainings, extracurricular activities, social and cultural events, thematic discussions aimed at capacity building.
The ARCS constantly updates the database of people applying through Hotlines, passing it onto the Primary Need Registration Platform of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
The psychologists of the ARCS provide psychological aid to the relatives of wounded, dead and missing servicemen and the displaced families face-to-face (in the territory of the Central Clinical Military Hospital, in Vardenis, Martuni), online (Kndzoresk, Kornidzor, Tegh, Sotk, Mets Masrik), and through the Hotline (all RA regions).
For psychological support, our specialists are available at the following phone numbers 8184, +374 60 627070.
The response is being implemented with close cooperation with the ICRC and the IFRC.
The Armenian Red Cross Society, with the support of ICRC, ICRC, Monaco Red Cross and "Hunter Food" organization, has already provided around 9000 units/packages/pieces of humanitarian aid to the communities and internally displaced persons affected by the military operations of September 13,
in the form of hygiene items, clothing, First Aid boxes, kitchen items, bedding, psychological first aid.
The support was provided in the host communities of the affected and internally displaced persons of Vayots dzor, Gegharkunik, Syunik, Kotayk, Ararat, Armavir, Tavush, Shirak regions and in Yerevan.