IN THE FRAMES OF "HELP ARTSAKH" FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN AGBU PROVIDES MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE ARMENIAN ARMY

 

After the four-day war in April, AGBU initiated its "Help Artsakh" fundraising campaign. Today, Armenia's Ministry of Defense and AGBU signed a contract on providing medical equipment to the army including 2000 C.A.T. tourniquets, 2 digital mobile X-rays for Yerevan and Stepanakert military hospitals, and 2 stretchers fully equipped with intensive care treatment devices to be placed in helicopters, which will, in case of necessity, provide urgent and effective medical assistance to our wounded soldiers.

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THE AGBU HELP ARTSAKH CAMPAIGN RAISES $325,000 AND COUNTING

 

 

 

Since the four-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh in April, AGBU worldwide fundraising efforts, individual donors and a special allocation by the AGBU Central Board of Directors have raised more than $325,000 for the people of Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and their armed forces. After large scale military attacks by Azerbaijan and the continuing security threats it poses to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, there is a dire need for a unified and reinforced commitment by Armenians worldwide. AGBU has reaffirmed its unwavering support to the people and armed forces of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh and brought urgent support to the families of fallen soldiers, injured soldiers and innocent civilians.

On May 13, the AGBU Armenia team visited severely injured soldiers and volunteer fighters at the Central Clinical Military Hospital and the Rehabilitation Center of the Armenian Red Cross Society in Yerevan. The team also visited the homes of discharged soldiers and families of fallen soldiers in the regions of Shirak and Ararat to deliver $1,000 to each family.

On May 21 and 22, AGBU Armenia visited Nagorno-Karabakh, including the Military Hospital in Stepanakert and the homes of fallen soldiers in the regions of Martakert, Martuni and Hadrout, providing families in need with $1,000 of financial assistance. AGBU Armenia Deputy Director Hovig Eordekian met with Arayik Harutunyan, Prime Minister of Nagorno-Karabakh, and introduced AGBU’s campaign directions, which include the purchase of medical equipment and supplies, financial assistance to the families of fallen and injured soldiers and support to displaced families.

“After returning to Yerevan, we will immediately start a very important phase of our campaign, which entails purchasing medical equipment and assisting our military. The list of equipment was identified by the Defense Ministries and prioritized by the medical divisions of the military. It will include emergency and intensive care equipment as well as hemostatic agents and portable x-rays. We believe that this equipment will help save the lives of soldiers on the frontline,” said Eordekian.
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ARAM KHACHATURIAN TRIO PERFORMED AT AGBU ARMENIA HQ

 

On April 14, AGBU Armenia hosted two parallel events: an exhibition called “Artsakh: A Message of Peace” and an evening of classical music with Khachaturyan Trio. The photo exhibition showing the peaceful life of Artsakh, including the educational, cultural and youth projects of AGBU carried out in Nagorno-Karabakh, was organized by AGBU Armenia, in cooperation with Photolure agency, to promote peace and prosperity in the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. To read the whole press release, please click here.

AGBU ARMENIA HOSTS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S AWARD-WIINING PHOTOJOURNALIST JOHN STANMEYER

 

 

 

On March 18, AGBU Armenia HQ hosted a lecture called “Storytelling and Self-Publishing Today” by National Geographic’s famous photographer, World Press Photo 2013 and Robert Capa Golden Medal winner, as well as Emmy nominee John Stanmeyer, who presented his more than two-decade-long experience of working with the world’s leading publications. The 52-year-old American photojournalist who has received a number of awards presented the history and process of his photo project creations. He has travelled the world, been to over hundred countries, from India, Turkey and Malaysia to Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Indonesia and Ethiopia. Now his latest destination took him to Armenia once again, after his first visit in April 2015. At AGBU Armenia Stanmeyer presented the stories behind each of his “talking” photos, through which he addressed issues the world faces currently: deadly diseases, global warming, strange and at the same time interesting traditions, nations, etc. The evening started with an opening speech by AGBU Armenia President Vasken Yacoubian, who briefly presented Stanmeyer’s life, career and achievements. During his trip to Western Armenia in 2015 Stanmeyer visited Sasun, Ani, Van and other towns and villages meeting and photographing some of the Genocide survivors to present to the world the one-century-long pain of the Armenian people. The article that has been made with all these photos is already available online. in National Geogrpahic’s March 2016 issue. The printed version of the magazine featuring Stenmayer’s photostory taken in the ancient Armenian lands in the territory of current Turkey will be available in April.

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“ANALYZE THE HISTORY AND BUILD THE FUTURE”. RAYMOND KEVORKIAN LECTURED AT AGBU ARMENIA HEADQUARTERS

 

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, AGBU Armenia Headquarters hosted French-Armenian historian, foreign member of Armenia’s National Academy of Sciences, professor of history, former director of AGBU Nubarian Library in Paris Raymond Kevorkian, who delivered a lecture called “Analyze the History and Build the Future: The Example of Genocide Studies” for an audience of over 200 people. In his opening speech AGBU Armenia Deputy Director Hovig Eordekian presented a summary of Rayomd Kevorkian’s activities in the field of historical studies. Read the whole article here.

 
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