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USA Government supports Armenian Red Cross Society to respond to Covid -19 pandemic

USA Government supports Armenian Red Cross Society to respond to Covid -19 pandemic

20.05.2020
USA Government supports Armenian Red Cross Society to respond to Covid -19 pandemic

H.E. Ms Lynne Tracy, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to the Republic of Armenia and Dr. Anna Yeghiazaryan, ARCS Secretary General were present at the Humanitarian aid organization process

 

 

Today, on 19 May, H.E. Ms Lynne Tracy, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to the Republic of Armenia. to Armenia and Dr. Anna Yeghiazaryan, ARCS Secretary General were present at sorting and packaging process of the humanitarian aid, to be distributed in RA regions. They communicated with ARCS staff and volunteers working on the place, connected with the Regional Branch staff and volunteers, as well as with Olga Dzhumaeva, IFRC, Head of Delegation for South Caucasus via video call. 

 

To relieve the social consequences of Covid-19 on vulnerable groups of population, with the support of USA International Development Agency, 8022 lonely and childless elderly, and vulnerable families in all over the country, receive one-month food and hygiene parcels from Armenian Red Cross Society.  

 

"The United States is proud to partner with the IFRC and Armenian Red Cross Society to combat COVID-19 in Armenia. The Red Cross staff and volunteers are providing much needed assistance to some of the most vulnerable households in the country during this difficult time."  Ms Ambassador said.

 

Armenian Red Cross Society volunteers deliver the parcels, composed based on the standards of basic food and protective measures basket defined by the RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs for one person, to the homes of the beneficiaries.

 

The Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS), as an auxiliary organization to the public authorities in the humanitarian field and the largest voluntary organization in the country, represented in all the regions and numerous communities,  rom the very first days of the State of Emergency, has been implementing activities in response to the needs of vulnerable groups in collaboration and coordination with the Commandant’s office, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, all the Administrative Regions of Armenia and the Yerevan Municipality. We thank our partners for being by our side during this response and giving us an opportunity to help thousands of people”, Dr, Anna Yeghiazaryan, ARCS Secretary General stated.  

 

In April-May Armenian Red Cross Society has been supporting around 20,000 vulnerable people across the country with basic food and hygiene supply.

 

“We have been proud to support the Armenian Red Cross Society in their efforts to provide critical support to communities across the country since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Armenian Red Cross focus on supporting most vulnerable people, including the elderly, people with chronic illnesses or disabilities, unemployed people and those who cannot leave their homes with delivering food, hygiene items and helping with everyday tasks. They are providing mental health and psychosocial support to people in this unprecedented situation as the current pandemic is causing much uncertainty and anxiety in communities. With the support of USAID, Red Cross teams will continue to provide these essential services to people who most need such support during this difficult time,. Olga Dzhumaeva, IFRC, Head of Delegation for South Caucasus  mentioned.