A Call to Action: Humanitarian Crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh and Further Steps to Support Women and Girls Affected by It

Dear Supporters and Friends,

We find ourselves in a moment of great urgency and need, as we witness the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh. On September 19, Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched a wide-scale attack against Nagorno-Karabakh, also targeting civilian objects. This two-day-assault resulted in at least 200 casualties, 400 wounded (among civilian population – 10 casualties, 5 of them children, and the number of wounded exceeds 40, 13 of them are children) and thousands of displaced people.

This was preceded by a nine-month-blockade of the Lachin corridor, a humanitarian corridor which connects Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia and the outside world, leaving the ethnic Armenian population in isolation, without essential food, medical supplies, hygiene products, fuel, electricity, gas, and other basic necessities. 

Our hearts are heavy as we see the devastation caused by these events. The people of Nagorno-Karabakh, particularly women, girls, and people with disabilities are facing unimaginable challenges and hardships. Families have been torn apart, homes destroyed, and lives shattered. The flow of people from Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia has already started (93.000 forcibly displaced people as of September 29, 4p.m.). The already vulnerable population of this region is now in dire need of our help. Not to mention that the organizations and the population in the border regions that are going to receive displaced people are also vulnerable and need our support. 

Our Appeal:

As an Armenian feminist philanthropic fund committed to advancing the rights and well-being of women and girls, we are issuing an urgent appeal to all members of the donor society. We believe that every individual, every organization, and every government has a role to play in mitigating the suffering of those affected by this crisis.

How You Can Help:

  • Financial Contributions: Your generous financial support will enable us to provide immediate relief to women and girls affected by war and support our partners in the border regions of Armenia. Donations will be used to deliver essential supplies, medical assistance, and psychosocial support to those in need. You can make your donations here.
  • Advocacy and Awareness: Spread the word about the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh and advocate for humanitarian aid to reach those affected. Use your voice to raise awareness and mobilize resources within your networks.
  • Collaboration: Join hands with us and other organizations working tirelessly to alleviate suffering of people affected by this war. By pooling resources and expertise, we can make a more significant impact.

Together, We Can Make a Difference:

We firmly believe in the power of collective feminist action. By standing together in solidarity, we can help ease the suffering of women and girls affected by this crisis and those from vulnerable communities. Please join us in this critical mission to support women and girls.

In unity and compassion,

Women’s Fund Armenia