In 2017, the ICRC continued to carry out a variety of activities in Azerbaijan, in relation to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. People living in exposed areas benefited from diverse range of projects aimed at humanitarian protection of civilians and supporting livelihoods of the most vulnerable.
ICRC: Our work in Azerbaijan between January and June 2017
Supporting people affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continues to affect lives of people in frontline communities. Civilians living in exposed areas are in need of increased humanitarian protection and economic stability. More than 4500 people from the conflicting sides went missing during the war. Humanitarian consequences of the conflict remain focus point of our activities in the regions.
Details of Response
Emergency: Emergency Response to the Nagorno - Karabakh conflict
Date of Emergency: 02.04.2016
ACT Requesting Member(s): ACT Armenia Forum
Armenia Round Table Foundation
"UMCOR Armenia” Foundation
ECLOF Foundation in Armenia
DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY
All programmes and activities of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (AzRC) are aligned with and contribute to the IFRC`s Strategy 2020 aiming to improve the lives and to alleviate the sufferings of the most vulnerable people.
In an interview with news.az, Bhava Poudyal, the ICRC’s delegate responsible for a mental health programme, explains the value and achievements of the initiative.
When was the programme to support the families of missing persons initiated?
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the opening of a new settlement for 632 IDP families in Agdam District.
All programmes and activities of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (AzRC) are aligned with and contribute to the IFRC`s Strategy 2020 aiming to improve the lives and to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people.
- Executive summary
The following components are the Azerbaijan Red Crescent`s (AzRC) prioritized areas in 2014 and are highlighted in its Strategic Plan 2011-2015, which are going to be implemented on a bilateral basis, subject to funding, except the Tuberculosis prevention and treatment project that will be supported by the IFRC as well.
Non-remunerated Blood Donor Recruitment;
Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB);
- Who are we?
Azerbaijan's rather impressive economic growth is attributed to the growing oil exports as well as some non-oil export sectors. The National Programme on Poverty Reduction (2006-2015) is in successful implementation to reach the UN Millennium Development Goals. Official poverty rates dropped from 49 per cent to 7.8 per cent.
1. Executive summary
The following components are prioritized by the Azerbaijan Red Crescent (AzRC) in 2013 and are highlighted in its Strategic Plan 2011-2015:
Non-remunerated Blood Donor Recruitment
Community based FA
The funding was allocated for two components, which are Non-remunerated Blood Donor Recruitment and Tuberculosis; and still expected for Community based FA and Harm Reduction.
News Release 12/175
Baku (ICRC) – Families of people missing in connection with the Nagorny Karabakh conflict are gathering today in Baku and Barda to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared (30 August) together with representatives of the authorities, non-governmental organizations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
After the disaster of the Azarbaiejan earthquake, the Red Crescent emergency Treatment teams had visited the affected areas and began to providing medical services.
in according to the report of Iranian Red Crescent public relation: 7248 people benefited by medical service, 3539 people profited by attendance service, 2768 people profited by deliberation services. Also in this term 2111 health service and 338 dietetics provided by these Red Crescent teams.
It is one of the harsh realities of war that people disappear. In almost all armed conflicts, the overwhelming majority of missing persons are men, and the burden of trying to find out what has happened to them falls on women; the mothers, wives and sisters left behind. Vesme is one of those women. For more than 20 exhausting, painful years, she has been waiting for news of her missing husband.
Everything is cheaper south of the border, and healthcare is perceived as better as well.
By Samira Ahmedbeyli - Caucasus
CRS Issue 643, 28 May 12
People from southern Azerbaijan make regular trips to neighbouring Iran to buy food and access healthcare. Despite the crowds and obstructive officials at the border crossing, they say it is still worth the effort for the money they save.
Baku, 23 May 2012
Members of the press,
Ladies and gentlemen,
GENEVA / BAKU (14 May 2012) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Anand Grover will visit Azerbaijan from 16 to 23 May 2012 to assess issues related to the realization of the right to health in the country, including specific human rights dimensions of health financing, tuberculosis (TB), and health care in prisons and detention centres.
This report covers the period 01/01/2011-31/12/2011
17 January 2012
The Committee on the Rights of the Child today reviewed the fourth periodic report of Azerbaijan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.