5 May 2021
In April, AGBU France launched its volunteer programme AGBU ACT – Armenians Come Together – to help the displaced families of Artsakh affected by the war.
The majority of Artsakh’s population fled the war last fall, leaving behind their lifelong possessions and personal belongings. Most of them do not have sufficient savings to sustain their livelihoods even in the short run. In a country already weakened by the global health crisis linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, solidarity is of utmost importance.
From the very first days of the conflict between the Republic of Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Armenian diaspora around the world united in an extraordinary outpouring of solidarity to support the people of Artsakh. For the younger generation, this momentum has created a desire to travel to Armenia and provide concrete assistance to those in need: comfort, moral support and emergency humanitarian aid.
Since November 2020, AGBU has sent several missions of volunteers who have already helped thousands of people through the distribution of food and hygiene parcels, basic necessities, warm clothes, school kits and gifts for children.
The AGBU ACT programme insures the continuity of these benevolent missions by sending European volunteers to Armenia. Following the mission of French volunteers in April, two other missions from France and Europe are scheduled to take place in June and in August 2021. The volunteers taking part in the programme will be able to contribute to the preparation and distribution of food and hygiene packages in several regions of Armenia, as well as to the organization of sports, cultural and recreational activities for children at the AGBU Vahe Karapetyan center.
This programme is an opportunity for volunteers from Europe to create lasting relationships with Armenians in Armenia and Artsakh, and most importantly to help the community when it needs it most.
For more information on the AGBU ACT programme, click HERE.
To register for the programme, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org