Staying ahead of crisis in a turbulent world
The human catastrophe that has befallen the people of Artsakh summons the Armenian World to rise united as never before to meet the formidable challenges that lie ahead. With the entire population of Artsakh forced to flee, over 100,000 individuals flooded the border to Armenia in September 2023. Despite much uncertainty, we must forge ahead to do whatever it takes to bring immediate relief and long-term recovery to a community that has suffered a devastating blow - physically, emotionally, spiritually, and economically.
All donations will go directly to AGBU relief efforts on Armenian soil. AGBU assistance has already reached tens of thousands of individuals from Artsakh through our initial food security outreach. We have also launched mental health and primary medical care through our polyclinic in Yerevan and our Camp Nairi wellness retreats and summer sessions. We are also committed to job training and placement, and other long-term programs.
The AGBU Global Relief Fund ensures our preparedness to assist with crises as they arise.
You may designate your contribution to one of our current areas of operations (Armenia/Artsakh, Lebanon or Syria), or to our general fund which provides to areas of greatest need.
For over a century, governments and international relief organizations have come to AGBU as an active partner for delivery of aid. Our historic reliability and transparency ensures that we reach those who need it most. Time and again, AGBU is among the first responders on the scene thanks to its network of local and regional entities.
In addition to other well-established Armenian organizations, AGBU has partnered with Red Cross and Red Crescent, United Nations World Food Programme, USAID, European Union, Fondation de France, World Central Kitchen and other non-Armenian aid organizations.
With the purchasing power to coordinate complex relief programs on a wide scale or customize solutions on a case basis, we can better manage fluid situations in which infrastructures and systems are no longer functioning. We have the flexibility to find alternative ways to reach those who lack access to essential services.
Having completed our initial efforts offering warm meals and food, our current efforts for the displaced people of Artsakh includes:
In addition, our work in Lebanon continues providing:
In Syria, we continue to provide for tuition subsidies and scholarships for the local community.
For over a century, the name AGBU has been the standard bearer for compassionate care wherever and whenever Armenians are in turmoil. With your support, we can see them through emergencies with practical action, delivered with both speed and substance. We can also provide longer-term assistance to help rebuild broken lives.
To earn more about the areas in which you can direct your meaningful gift, please contact our Director of Development and Outreach: