ARCS organized a camp for the refugee children from Syria, realizing the impact of the camp for their rehabilitation, integration and rest. The camp took place on 1-7th August, in the field near Stepanavan for 30 Armenian and refugee children. The project was implemented by the financial assistance of The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Armenia.
The program Psycho-Social support to children and lonely refugee elderly restarted in February. The program aims at social integration and improvement of the living conditions of the lonely refugee elderly and children.
There are 80 children (aged 7-14), 120 lonely elderly people and 34 volunteers involved in the program. The program includes three dormitories (4/10, 10/1 Artsakh str., 2a/7 Shirak str., 29/1 Moldovakan str., Yerevan city and 1 Hatis str., Abovyan city).
On the 26th of February, 2015 a psychological training for Syrian-Armenian refugee women was held in the frames of “Improving Refugee reception and Promoting Integration of PoCs in Armenia”. The topic was “Emotional reflection”.
In the beginning of the training the project coordinator Hasmik Khachatryan introduced to PoCs UNHCR funded projects.
The psychologists continued introduction of the essence and the importance of psychological service. The participants shared their worries and problems which they are facing every day.
On December 23, in Armenian Red Cross Society Headquarters “Syrian Armenian Children Resilience program in Armenia” project summarizing meeting was held, with the participation of school teachers, school counselors and other interested parties involved in the project.
The aim of the meeting, organized 3 months after the launch of the project, was to discuss the results and the difficulties encountered during its implementation. ARCS volunteers, pupils and their parents were also involved in the discussion.
From 30 January to 7 March 2014, Armenian Red Cross Society distributed humanitarian aid to 263 Syrian Armenian families (980 persons) by the finance of IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). Beneficiaries were provided with winter clothes and shoes, hygiene parcels and blankets.
Armenian Red Cross Society, by the finance of Austrian Development Agency and with the support of Austrian Red Cross is implementing “Relief for Syrian Armenians” project, from October 2013 to June 2014.
300 Syrian Armenian families are involved in the Project: 900 people in general. It will be implemented in Yerevan and Darbnik community of Ararat region, where about 32 Syrian Armenians are established.
On 26-27 December, hygiene parcels were distributed to all the beneficiary families.