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21 Nov 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Background

On Monday morning, 01 October 2018, the villages of Dsegh in Lori and Arapi, Voskehask, Harij in Shirak mountainous regions in Armenia were affected by sudden heavy rains and hailstorms that swept away 130ha of crops in Dsegh and 185,8 ha - Arapi villages, 28,2 - Voskehask, 64,29 - Harij. The dwellers lost 70 to 80% of their crop. Local authorities have declared these regions in state of emergency due to the damages caused by the natural disaster and asked national and international organizations to support the affected population.

08 Nov 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

On the morning of Monday 10 September 2018, the district of Dsegh (Lori) and Arapi, Voskehask and Harij (Shirak) in mountainous regions in Armenia, sudden heavy rainfalls and hailstorms swept away 130ha of crop in Dsegh, 185,8 ha - Arapi, 28,2ha- Voskehask, and 64,29ha - Harij villages. The dwellers lost 70 – 80% of their crop. Local authorities have declared these regions in state of emergency due to the damages caused by the natural hazard and asked national and international organizations for support to the affected population.

05 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA (5 November 2018) – UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Armenia from 7 to 16 November 2018 to assess the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

02 Nov 2018 description

YEREVAN / BAKU, November 2, 2018 - The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stéphane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America), together with the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk, visited the region from 29 October to 2 November.

29 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19266

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, held on 26 September in the margins of the General Assembly, under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 336 mt of food assistance distributed
- 0 cash based transfers made
- US$0 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements
- 0 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Context

23 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

0 mt of food assistance distributed

0 cash based transfers made

US$0 m six months (August 2018 – January 2019) net funding requirements

0 people assisted in JULY 2018

Operational Updates

09 Aug 2018 description
report World Bank

Growing Climate and Disaster Risk

24 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

0 mt of food assistance distributed

0 cash-based transfers made

US$0 m six-month (July-December 2018) net funding requirements

0 school children assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

25 May 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Angela Kirkian was born in Aleppo. She came to Armenia four years ago with her mother. Her sister, brother, and aunt stayed in Syria.

21 May 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS (MARKET ALERT)

Despite a decrease in the cost of food in April, Armenian markets are at alert level for the fourth month in a row. The market alert is spread across the country, with the exception of Gegharkunik and Kutayk marzes.
After strong real GDP growth of 7.5% in 2017, it will slow to an average of 4% in 2018-22.

Food inflation sharply decreased from 4.7% in March to 1.5 in April, while overall inflation fell to 2.4%. However wages have also increased by 5.5% on a year-on year basis.

09 May 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS (MARKET ALERT)

Despite a slight decrease in the cost of food in March, Armenian markets were at alert level for the third month in a row. The market alert is spread across the country, with the exception of Gegharkunik marz. On a positive note the high prices are expected to drop in April. A further increase in the cost of food is however forecasted for the summer. The most expensive food is found in Yerevan, where the demand is the highest.

08 May 2018 description

The Republic of Armenia is a small landlocked country in the Caucasus region, with an area of 29,743m² and a population of 2,998,600. The terrain is mostly mountainous, with fast flowing rivers, and few forests. The climate is highland continental, which means that Armenia is subject to hot summers and cold winters. Agricultural lands cover 69% of the territory and agriculture employs 44% of the working population, although agriculture´s contribution to the overall economy is declining.

12 Mar 2018 description

By Yagshimyrat Annamyradov and Rosalind Cook

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 7 March 2018 - Six countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus are the latest to commit to using the Sendai Framework Monitor, the online tool launched on March 1, to improve disaster loss data collection in order to better inform national and local strategies for disaster risk reduction.