WFP and Switzerland support Karabakh Refugees in Armenia

Yerevan– The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a CHF 500,610 (approximately US $555,000) contribution from the Government of Switzerland to support thousands of families who have fled military hostilities in the Karabakh region and sought refuge in Armenia. The additional funds, which Switzerland has been providing since November 1, are intended to provide emergency humanitarian aid to those most in need.
“Switzerland’s contribution will help WFP address the immediate needs of the refugees in Syunik and Gegharkunik provinces, enabling us to provide both essential food and much-needed psychosocial support,” said WFP Representative and Country Director in Armenia Nanna Skau. “We are thankful to the people and Government of Switzerland for their commitment to support those in need.””Above all, we are very satisfied that this support – although it is part of a longer-term vision of rebuilding life prospects – can be provided without much delay,” said Werner Thut, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Switzerland in Armenia, who is also responsible for Swiss cooperation in Armenia.19:28

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