Armenia Inter-Agency Operational Update, 1 - 31 May 2021



▪ Coordination: The UN system in Armenia continues to operate with a coordination structure put in place under the lead of the Resident Coordinator’s Office and UNHCR to coordinate humanitarian efforts and maximize the efficiency of the response in Armenia to the crisis in Nagorno Karabakh (NK).

▪ Daily monitoring of people departing from Yerevan to Stepanakert is ongoing since 14 November 2020. Thirty-two key informant interviews were conducted at the departure point in Yerevan in May. According to UNHCR’s departure monitoring as of end of May, an estimated 32,700 individuals travelled to NK since mid-November, but the nature and sustainability of these returns are yet to be determined. The departure monitoring has identified certain gaps in the way departures are organized, and UNHCR continued its dialogue with the authorities to address them.

▪ Mission Armenia helped establish four child-friendly spaces (2 in Yerevan, 1 in Masis, and 1 in Hrazdan) for lactating women. These baby-friendly spaces will host pregnant women, mothers, and women who have children under the age of two.

▪ According Education Management Information System (EMIS) registry, under the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports (MoESCS), 2,692 displaced students continue their schooling in Armenian schools with biggest concentration in Yerevan (861), Kotayk (494), and Syunik (313) and the smallest numbers in Tavush (60).

▪ UNICEF provided cash support to 5,000 displaced children (2,500 girls, 2,500 boys) residing in Armenia through the Treasury system to cover the portion of access to services within the 68,000 programme in the amount of 25,000 AMD per child.

▪ NFI partners Mission Armenia, Save the Children, and Mission East/Syunik Development NGO reached 1,019 families / 5,569 persons in 6 marzes and Yerevan through distribution of 3,143 NFIs such as cooking kits, hygiene kits, beddings, and other household items.

▪ IOM’s mobile clinic carried out 37 visits to communities in May; 2,000 persons received mobile clinic assistance; 27 blood tests were done at Izmirlian Hospital; 590 individuals were referred to different specialists for further treatment

▪ Médecins du Monde (MdM) finalized the Gender Based Violence (GBV) referral pathway and organized 2 trainings on GBV for 36 social workers aiming at improving support for GBV victims/survivors.

▪ ERWG partners provided emergency jobs and on-jobs trainings to some 200 beneficiaries in Kotayk, Syunik, Gegharkunik, and Vayots Dzor marzes.

▪ Some 300 beneficiaries of Ejmiatsin community, mostly children, now have access to hot water supply as a result of 17 solar water heating systemsinstalled in 5 community kindergartens.