16 October 2020 Armenian Communities

100,000 USD Donation to Hayastan All Armenian Fund for Humanitarian Support

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is making a 100,000 USD contribution to the Hayastan All Armenian Fund for humanitarian relief earmarked for the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).

Estátua Nagorno Karabakh © DR

The donation will enable the purchase of additional humanitarian and medical aid, in solidarity with the civilian population suffering due to the current armed conflict.

The President of the Foundation, Isabel Mota, noted that this assistance “continues the legacy of Mr. Calouste Gulbenkian and affirms the long tradition of humanitarian relief to the Armenian people during difficult times.” She added, “the challenges in 2020 were many, especially in Armenia and the Armenian communities in the Middle East. Just as our Founder helped Armenian refugees in the 1920s, we are now helping the victims of war.”

This year the Foundation provided humanitarian aid to Armenians on several occasions, both in Armenia and in the Diaspora.