The Government of Flanders allocates 200,000 euros to the World Food Programme (WFP) for emergency aid in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The resurgence of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has resulted in a growing number of refugees, including many children.
Since the signing of the Tripartite Declaration by Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation on November 10, hostilities in the conflict zone have ceased. Nevertheless, humanitarian needs, especially in the area of food, remain very high.
The WFP will launch a food aid campaign in Armenia mid-December 2020. The WFP will complement existing national efforts to meet the urgent food needs of the most vulnerable affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Thanks to the Flemish contribution of 200,000 euros, 2,705 children from 0 to 17 years old from Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh will be supported to access the right food to get through the difficult winter months.
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