There is no specific legislation for the protection of IDPs in Armenia.
Since international assistance to Armenia began over twenty years ago with the relief effort following the 1988 earthquake, the U.S. government has provided almost two billion dollars of humanitarian aid and development assistance for Armenia's economic, social and governance sectors, US Ambassador to Armenia Marie L. Yovanovitch says in her statement.
"The Obama Administration's request for Armenia for FY 2010 ($30 million) is 25 percent above the last Bush Administration budget request ($24 million was requested for FY 2009; Congress doubled this request to $48 million).
ArmInfo. 'Azerbaijan does not and will never participate in the process that would suggest a mechanism of legal separation of Nagorno-Karabakh from Azerbaijan.
ArmInfo. Today, 24th March, in Vienna, the Third Armenian Azerbaijani Public Peace Forum was opened with an international Round Table on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict - Challenges and Opportunities for Building Confidence Between Societies.
ArmInfo. EU has launched supply of humanitarian cargoes to Georgia via territory of Armenia, Minister of Transport and Communication of Armenia Gurgen Sargsyan said at a press conference.
He said humanitarian cargoes are supplied by trucks under relevant agreement of the parties to the Georgian-Ossetic armed conflict zone. 'It is a new process we must carry out', the minister said.
ArmInfo. 'Azerbaijan has always been open to compromises and we have sacrificed to much for the negotiation process during all achievements and drops, during all changes and problems in the international life around this process both in Armenia and in Azerbaijan', Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Vagif Sadikhov said in an interview with Day.az.
The deputy minister underlined that Azerbaijan side always undertook steps for not going beyond this line between the principal position and compromises.
The heads of the Armenian and Azeri delegations to PACE have agreed to continue talks in the framework of the PACE Ad Hoc Committee on Nagorno-Karabakh, the chairman of the committee Lord Russell-Johnston said in a talk with an ArmInfo correspondent.
He said that the delegations met today in the framework of the committee. It was a short meeting as there is no big necessity for them to meet at the moment.
ArmInfo. The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg, today released his special report on its three-day visit to Armenia, calling on national authorities to lift the State of Emergency and carry out a credible inquiry to clarify the violent events which occurred during the confrontations in Yerevan on 1 March.
As the press-service of the CoE headquarters told ArmInfo, Commissioner Hammarberg said that in the existing situation, there is a need to clarify what actually happened and what provoked the outbreak of violence.
ArmInfo. "The cease-fire violation meets the interests of none of the parties, and I hope this will repeat no more", Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian said at a press-conference, Thursday, commenting upon the recent incident on the contact line of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces.
"This was Azerbaijan's provocation, and we suppressed it", Oskanian said.
ArmInfo. The international mediators attached new elements to the last proposals on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, which were presented to Azerbaijan and Armenia in Madrid. The details of the elements are not made publicly available due to the confidentiality of the talks.
Yerevan, November 8. ArmInfo. The situation on the contact line in Karabakh has been relatively calm in the last few months, the personal representative of the OSCE CIO, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk has told journalists.
At the same time, there are some occurrences that may provoke escalation.
Kasprzyk welcomed the meeting of the Armenian and Azeri DMs.
Yerevan, October 31. ArmInfo. A number of people in Armenia, who have shortage of foodstuffs, has reduced twice the recent 10 years. However, this number is not so small. - 29% of the population, it is said in the Report on Food Safety in the World, prepared by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization .
As the UN site informs, the Report authors also pay attention to a huge number of starving people in Tajikistan, Armenia And Uzbekistan. These three countries are included in the list of states, which faced the most serious problems in the area of food safety.
Yerevan, October 19. ArmInfo. The Karabakh problem may be solved by the end of this year as the international mediators said earlier, says the leader of non-parliamentary Progressive Liberal Party of Armenia Hovhannes Hovhannissyan.
He says that two months ago the international community realized that it would not be able to solve the Karabakh conflict in the context of the Iranian problem and global geo-political processes. The only moot point of the problem is Kalbajar.
Stepanakert, October 12. ArmInfo. The Department of Emergency Situations (DES) of Nagorno-Karabakh reported that 2064 hectares of wheat were destroyed.
ArmInfo special correspondent in Stepanakert informs that DES considers the disaster unprecedented. Last year, sowing loss was by 50 ha less. DES says that the main reason of the fires was shooting from Azeri side - 52.3%. Tens of thousand of hectares of pasture in the piedmont regions were also destroyed. Spread of fire over the forest region was prevented.
Exclusive interview of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in Armenia Ms. Bojana Urumova to ArmInfo.
2007 and 2008 are the years of parliamentary and presidential elections in Armenia. How does the Council of Europe intend to assist Armenia in building capacity for free, fair and democratic elections? Will the Organisation send an Observation Mission?
The Council of Europe's advisory body on electoral legislation, the Venice Commission, has been cooperating with the Armenian partners on the amendments to the Electoral Code.
Stepanakert, August 31. ArmInfo. In view of 15th anniversary of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic's formation, NKR President Arkadiy Ghukassyan answered the questions of electronic site of "Azat Artsakh" Republican newspaper. Several hundred questions from Karabakh, Armenia, Russia, USA, Azerbaijan and other countries, concerning different spheres, entered the editorial office.
As the ArmInfo own correspondent in Stepanakert informs, asked "Do you believe in International recognition of Nagorno Karabakh Republic?", A. Ghukassyan answered: "Undoubtedly.
Yerevan, July 26. ArmInfo. RA Government has made a decision at today's special session on rendering a humanitarian assistance to Lebanon, suffered from military actions.
Yerevan, July 17. ArmInfo. Absolute refusal of all the parties to the Karabakh conflict to apply force and resume war must be the first and foremost "unconditional condition," former OSCE MG Vladimir Kazimirov says in his article "Discouraging From Resolution by Threats and Blood."