Today in Kornidzor, Armenia, Administrator Samantha Power announced more than $11.5 million in urgently needed humanitarian assistance to help communities in the South Caucasus region, including those affected by the ongoing crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh. This funding from the United States includes $1 million through USAID and $10.5 million through the State Department.
This life-saving assistance will address health care and other emergency needs, helping local communities provide and coordinate aid deliveries, create safe spaces for displaced persons, provide cash and voucher assistance, and allow positioning of essential supplies – such as hygiene kits, blankets, and clothing – to address displacement from Nagorno-Karabakh or elsewhere in the region. U.S. funding further supports partner efforts to restore family links and clarify the fate of missing persons, improve asylum systems, and support protection services for women and girls.
Administrator Power announced the funding during her visit to Kornidzor, where she met with those who have crossed the border into Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh.
Since September 2020, the United States has provided humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in and around Nagorno-Karabakh.