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:
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
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
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
EU4Youth: Fostering potential for greater employability
150 young people
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.
Disaster Risk Reduction and Response
12 Response Team members
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.
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.