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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.

28 Feb 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS (MARKET ALERT)

Armenian markets confirmed the alert level that had arisen in the previous months. The market alert is spread across the country, with the exception of Gegharkunik mars. Despite the still high food prices, in February the cost of the reference food basket decreased slightly and it is expected to continue this trend in March. A further increase in the cost of food is however expected in the second quarter of 2018.

26 Feb 2018 description
report European Union

On 20 February the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski participated in the Community Resilience Forum in Yerevan, along with regional and community government representatives and development programme officers.

12 Feb 2018 description

Our work in Armenia in 2017

In Armenia, the ICRC focuses on civilians living in exposed communities along the international border, missing people and their families, mine victims and people deprived of their liberty.

We also spread knowledge of the international humanitarian law among national authorities, academics and armed forces. Our key partner is the Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS) with whom we coordinate activities aimed at assisting people affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• The launch of the National Strategic Review in Armenia is scheduled for Monday 15 January 2018.

• Yerevan to receive a new loan from the German Development Bank (KfW) worth $93 million to assist with budgetary expenditures.

• Word Bank provided further support to the development of Armenia’s irrigation systems though a $2 million loan for the Additional Financing of the Irrigation System Enhancement Project.

Operational Updates

26 Jan 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

300 000 beneficiaries for the entire region from the period of 2016 to 2017

Total disaster risk reduction (DRR) funding in the South Caucasus: €2.8 million from 2016 to 2018

Total EU humanitarian funding: €188 million from 1993 to 2016

Introduction

20 Jan 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 estimated close to average level

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year (July/June) expected close to previous year’s level

  • Prices of wheat flour were stable in last months

Cereal production in 2017 estimated close to five-year average