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Gegharkunik Regional Branch

    Gegharkunik Regional Branch



     Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS), following its humanitarian mission, aims at supporting the most vulnerable, to meet their humanitarian needs and alleviate suffering.   

    In Gegharkunik Region we support:

    • the most vulnerable lonely elderly
    • mothers of children with disabilities
    • children and youth
    • families in need
    • vulnerable communities
    • TB patient
    • Covid-19 isolated population

    Food support for lonely elderly people

    70 vulnerable elderly


    Starting from November, 2018, 70 vulnerable elderly people receive food parcels from Armenian Red Cross Society. The parcel contains rice, sugar, macarons, vegetable oil and other types of food.



    Tailoring for mothers of children with disabilities

    20 women

     Two volunteers of ARCS Vardenis community branch, with their own initiative and support of the Headquarters, every year conduct tailoring sessions for 10 women, who have children with disabilities. Thanks to the skills obtained, these women manage to find jobs and have their own income.



    Psycho – social support to children

    140 children


    ARCS volunteers, obtained appropriate knowledge and skills through trainings, conduct eight lessons for children, discussing their rights and needs, what is violence and how to avoid it, their role in social life of their community.


    Creating atmosphere of friendship and trust for children, volunteers, also contribute to the overall development of children, their ability to communicate with peers and adults, develop self-confidence, tolerance and promote constructive approaches to problem solution.

     In addition to the courses, children participate in excursions and interesting events organized for them.

    Stigma and discrimination reduction and psycho-social support

     17 tuberculosis patients

    •  Psycho-social support to the patients, who interrupted the treatment  
    • Talks on stigma with the patients, their relatives and the primary health care providers


    EU4Youth: Fostering potential for greater employability

     150 young people


    • Life-skills training and development to strengthen network and self-confidence. Profession orientation and networking with potential employers whom can advise on expectations, life choices and self-empowerment. 
    • Youth clubs establishment
    • Support to business projects.


     Dissemination of Humanitarian principles

     200 pupils and teachers yearly


    The goal is the dissemination of Humanitarian principles among the population, espessialy Youth, involve new resourses and volunteers, and enlarge the network of the partners.  

    •  Dissemination sessions in the schools and educational institutions of Gegharkunik urban and rural communities about Red Cross history and fundamental principles
    • Thematic events, such as games and competitions, etc.  

     Disaster Risk Reduction and Response  


    12 Response Team members


    • Improvement of preparedness to disasters through establishment of Response Teams
    • Improvement of Emergency Operations Center for volunteers control, lead and deployment.






     Assessment of the social-economic needs of the families affected by mines and UXOs

     232 families of mine victims

    ARCS volunteers, participated in data collection and assessment trainings, organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross, conducted social-economic needs assessment of the families affected by mines and UXOs In Martuni, Sevan, Gavar, Chambarak and Vardenis.. Based on this data projects of assistance will be developed.

    Our partners are: the ICRC Delegation in Armenia, Swiss, Monaco and Danish Red Crosses, Global Fund, RA Ministry of Health, RA Ministry of  Emergency Situations, NCT SNPO, local self-government bodies, individuals.



    Covid-19 response 

    Lonely elderly, vulnerable families, isolated population, persons with disabilities, Syrian-Armenians, orphanage graduates, beneficiaries of nursing homes, mine victims

    1439 packages of food and hygiene items. 


    Response to NK conflict escalation

    637 people received AMD 68000. In total 43.316.000 AMD.