Armenia

Why World Vision is in Armenia


Two major ongoing events defined 2020 for Armenians: the COVID-19 pandemic and the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan. As in many countries, the most vulnerable people were the ones who felt the deepest impacts of the pandemic like day or seasonal laborers, people with disabilities, and others. The brief but violent border dispute in the fall left thousands of Armenians dead and about 66,000 people from the region displaced in Armenia, with nothing but what they could carry as they fled their homes. As political instability from the border dispute continues, tens of thousands of children and families remain in uncertainty about their homes, livelihoods, and futures. Thanks to the support of partners, the children and families we serve received quick assistance for both the pandemic and the border dispute. During the pandemic, thousands of families have been supported with emergency food and hygiene supplies along with technical equipment to help keep kids connected to school. Families affected by the conflict have access to food, warm clothes and blankets, hygiene items, and more, and children have psychosocial support at Child-Friendly Spaces. [prayers] For a peaceful resolution to the current situation at the Armenian-Azerbaijan border that’s causing instability and tense political situations. For the children and families who fled their homes without any possessions due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and who now have no place to live and no jobs to earn a living in Armenia.

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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.

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Progress in Armenia

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Parents attended trainings on positive discipline strategies, which gave them tools to care for their children in a healthy and productive way.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • World Vision helped educate communities about the importance of hand washing and social distancing to protect against COVID-19.
  • World Vision supported over 1,000 households with food assistance.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Parents and caregivers were trained on early education strategies and the importance of fostering learning at home.
  • Over 2,000 students took part in life skills trainings. The trainings were designed to teach children about healthy relationships, caring for their community, and caring for themselves and others.

Prayer Requests from Armenia

World Vision's staff in Armenia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For a peaceful resolution to the current situation at the Armenian-Azerbaijan border that’s causing instability and tense political situations.

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  • For the children and families who fled their homes without any possessions due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and who now have no place to live and no jobs to earn a living in Armenia.

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