The Armenian Red Cross Society continues the implementation of integration programs for Syrian Armenians. Various events, meetings, study tours are being held in the framework of the “Increasing Syrian-Armenians and Locals Resistance” project, which aims at supporting the integration of Syrian-Armenians in Armenia.
On December 12, 17 Syrian-Armenian women met with doctor-endocrinologist Naira Muradyan, who shared her knowledge on diabetes, thyroid diseases, and answered women's questions.
At the end they shared their impressions on the already traditional coffee table and discussed the effectiveness of the program. The women mentioned that such information is very useful.
On December 20, the Armenian Red Cross Society organized a New Year's Eve party with 16 Syrian-Armenian and local stakeholders at the Loft Entertainment Club, making Christmas-themed cookies with cheerful mood. The event ended with Christmas wishes and postcards.
The IRIS programme is funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (the ‘MADAD’ Fund), Austrian Development Cooperation and Austrian Red Cross and is being implemented by the consortium led by Austrian Red Cross and consisting of “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, Armenian Red Cross Society, Centre for Coordination of Syrian Armenians’ Issues, SME Cooperation Association.