In times of emergencies and disasters, including the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, earthquakes in Afghanistan, and the war in Ukraine, children bear the heaviest burden. Join us in praying for places with critical humanitarian needs, where daily struggles for basic necessities affect children, families, and communities.
Why World Vision is in Armenia
Armenia is in the midst of intense political conflict. The country has experienced various border attacks, a detrimental blockade, and violations against the basic rights of many communities.
Since 2020, conflict and instability in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory in the southeast region of Armenia, have led to multiple humanitarian issues. A blockade of the Lachin corridor caused widespread political, economic, and social challenges for Armenians. In September 2022, many towns and villages along the border were shelled, putting children in harm’s way.
In response, World Vision staff in Armenia have leveraged networking opportunities to provide first-aid assistance across the country for those affected by the armed conflict. As advocates against human trafficking, we are supporting legislation that prevents exploitation in Armenia. Additionally, World Vision’s support of the “Community Level Access to Social Services” (CLASS) project has made a great impact within many vulnerable communities. Over 3,000 people received humanitarian assistance, and more than 50,000 people — including 20,000 children — received social support and counseling.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Armenia
World Vision's staff in Armenia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For peace and well-being.
For vulnerable children and families to be protected and cared for.
News from Armenia
There’s something special about handmade crafts at Christmastime. So we asked some of the children and families we help around the world to share their favorite Christmas crafts with you! Learn how to make DIY Christmas crafts from Armenia, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Lesotho, and the Philippines.
As the war in Ukraine continues to cause devastation and displacement, over 8.2 million refugees, mostly women and children, have sought safety across Europe and beyond. Now, the collapse of the Kakhovka dam in the country’s southern region has worsened the situation, leading to widespread flooding, abandoned homes, a lack of clean water , danger from displaced explosives, and the potential for waterborne diseases to spread. Learn more about the emergency and what World Vision is doing to help people affected by the crisis.
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