Azerbaijan: ICRC Activities Highlights for January-December, 2018

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ICRC in Azerbaijan in 2018

In 2018, the ICRC continued its activities in Azerbaijan delivering humanitarian assistance to affected population in relation to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Thousands benefited from humanitarian protection activities, restored or improved access to water, economic security projects, and etc.

Various agro and livestock inputs like seeds and fertilizers were distributed to 2257 households in 9 frontline communities to improve their livelihood.
To increase individuals' resilience to weapon contamination, 532 mine risk awareness and safer behavior posters were distributed in 14 FL communities. 2023 individuals benefited from briefings or participation at forum theatres organized in 24 communities.

To help relevant authorities in clarifying fates and whereabouts of missing people, the ICRC collected 2170 biological reference samples from family members of missing. 1370 individuals received psychosocial support through commemoration events and home visits.

The activities aimed at restoring or improving water access reached 2941 individuals while 1600 people benefited from upgraded irrigation water supply.

Being guardian of international humanitarian law, the ICRC organized briefings and events where 1113 servicemen and cadets of Azerbaijan army increased their knowledge on the IHL.

Highlight of our work in Azerbaijan in 2018:

3000 individuals benefited from the ICRC's neutral intermediary role facilitating civilians' safer access to exposed fields to plant, harvest, and repair vital infrastructures. 2950 individuals restored or improved their access to water with the ICRC support in upgrading the water supply infrastructure. 2250 households in 9 communities received agro or livestock inputs (seeds and fertilizers) to improve their livelihoods. 2170 biological reference samples related to 775 missing persons were collected from their relatives to facilitate future identification of exhumed remains. 1100 servicemen and cadets of AZ army participated in briefings and events related to the ICRC and IHL