Fund for Armenian Relief, The Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in America, and the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Tavush in Armenia recently launched a new partnership to support the children and families who are living along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.
Currently, villages in both the Noyemberyan and Berd regions need particular help to overcome many of the hardships caused by the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which have been compounded by ongoing tensions along the border.
The initiative will target families with at least three children as well as those who lost their sources of income due to the pandemic and/or the region’s recent military conflict. More than 40,000 people live and guard Armenia’s peace in this region.
Selected beneficiary families will receive, on a monthly basis, basic food packages, hygiene supplies, including masks and sanitizers, and other household goods between November and March 2021.
“We rely on the care and support of our faithful friends all around the United States as it is critical to stand by the families of our brothers and sisters in this precarious territory of Armenia, to safeguard the dignity of their lives, and help them feel safe and protected as they continue to guard our homeland,” said Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Primate of Tavush Diocese.