On 12 December, the Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS), in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Armenia have distributed one-time cash assistance to the most vulnerable 459 families of the border communities of Nerkin Hand, Shikahogh, Srashen and Chakaten in Syunik region, and Kutakan, Nerkin Shorzha, Tretuk and Sotk in Gegharkunik region, following the September 2022 hostilities at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. A total of 1565 persons received the assistance, ranging from AMD 150,000 to AMD 362,000, depending on the size of a household.
In particular, a one-member household received AMD 150,000, a two-member household received AMD 215,000, a three-member household received AMD 264,000, a four-member household received AMD 313,500 and a five-member or a larger household received AMD 362,000.
A total of AMD 124,208.000 was distributed by Armenian Red Cross Society. The cash distribution program involved a prior needs assessment, which was carried out by the ICRC in coordination with the local authorities. The ICRC and ARCS teams jointly registered the households residing in the above communities.
In case of questions or issues, please contact the ARCS hotline, calling at 8184.