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How FAR is rolling out its immediate & short-term support to displaced people from Artsakh




Ongoing and continue through winter of 2024

  • Developing a collaborative network of NGOs dealing with the needs of forcibly displaced people from Artsakh to leverage resources for more effective and efficient support.

  • Providing family and children therapy support, including immediate psychological assistance through the deployment of FAR Children Center psychologists and the involvement of trained Artsakh Social Workers (who have received training from FAR Children's Center over the last two years and have become para-social workers).

  • Organizing ongoing monitoring by local provincial and municipal agencies, as well as NGOs and utilizing FAR professional resources to ensure special care for women and families with more than three children. This includes therapy, parenting support, humanitarian aid, and reskilling support, as well as efforts to prevent violence against women and children.

  • Distributing weekly family food packages, to displaced families.

  • Supplying bedding, linens, and towels to families in Vayk and Syunik initially, followed by families in the four geographic areas (Tavush - Ijevan, Noyemberyan, Berd; Syunik – Sisian).

  • Providing essential household items, such as kitchenware, household items, basic tools, as needed.

  • Supplying basic medicine and hygiene items for personal and household use to families settled in the four geographic areas.

  • Providing backpacks with essential supplies to children in selected 4 geographic areas.

  • Supporting proper nutrition for children aged 3-6 years old in the selected geographic areas of settlements (Tavush - Ijevan, Noyemberyan, Berd; Syunik – Sisian).

  • Providing support to doctors and nurses, as well as social workers from Artsakh, who are settled in the 4 geographic areas (those who had been extensively trained by relevant FAR projects developing social workers institute in Artsakh and CME for doctors and nurses of Artsakh)

  • Addressing immediate health problems of Artsakh families in the four geographic areas through local healthcare professionals who have received training through FAR CME projects, gradually engaging also locally settled doctors and nurses from Artsakh.

  • Providing hot meals for Artsakh elderly displaced people at FAR soup kitchens. We will organize additional shifts in each of the five FAR soup kitchens (Yerevan – Nor Nork, Byureghavan, Nor Hajn, Berd, Gyumri), offering hot meals five days a week, totaling approximately 800 additional nutritious meals per day.

  • Supplying safe and efficient electric heaters, especially for high-elevated and northern parts of Armenia, starting from late October through the winter, to families settled in the four geographic areas.

  • Initiating support for some of the organizations that shelter forcibly displaced people (organizations that FAR has had reliable partnership relations for many years).

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