What is Happening?
For weeks, Armenia and international observers warned that the government of Azerbaijan was gathering troops near Artsakh’s (Nagorno-Karabakh’s) border, preparing an attack on the 120,000 Armenians residing in the enclave, who have already been subjected to a blockade for 9 months, bringing the population to the brink of famine, in what is being characterized by experts around the globe as attempted genocide.
In the early hours of Tuesday, September 19, Azerbaijan began a military offensive. After days of much violence, death, and destruction, a precarious ceasefire agreement was signed, followed by a mass exodus of Armenians fleeing from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to the Republic of Armenia.
These forcibly displaced Armenians are met with humanitarian aid in the border village of Kornidzor, in the Syunik Region, where they are registered and shown further humanitarian support.
Our Impact Hub Syunik team, supported by team members from Impact Hub Yerevan and Impact Hub Candidate Gyumri, are on the grounds in Goris assessing the needs and providing assistance where possible.
Meanwhile, the government of Azerbaijan is setting the stage for what may become a brutal attack on the sovereign nation of Armenia, leaving Armenians everywhere to face an existential crisis.
If this is the first time that you have heard about this issue and would like to learn more, please consider the following resources:
We also encourage you to do your own research and follow the breaking news stories, as events are developing by the minute.
What Can You Do?
✅ Make a Donation
✅ Support Organizations and Initiatives
✅ Raise Awareness
Impact Hub Syunik Rapid Response Fund
Our dear Impact Hub Syunik team is on the ground in Goris, keeping a close eye on the processes taking place with the relief efforts, working with various organizations, and taking note of any pressing gaps and needs wherever possible.
Often, there are issues that can be resolved more quickly and dynamically by members of our team (with your help) in order to respond more rapidly and without extra hindrances caused by bureaucracy.
As a result, we have decided to open an Impact Hub Syunik Rapid Response Fund, which is accessible to our team members in Syunik so they can make quick and necessary purchases as needed.
There are two methods for making donations to the Fund.
1.) Visit our website and fill out the form to make a donation:
Please select Impact Hub Syunik Rapid Response Fund in the Donation Purpose field.
2.) Make a direct donation to the following bank account:
Impact Hub Armenia Social Innovation Development Fund
Account Number: 1570052580490200
Bank: “Ameriabank” CJSC
Իմփաքթ Հաբ Հայաստան սոցիալական նորարության զարգացման հիմնադրամ
Բանկ՝ “Ամերիաբանկ” ՓԲԸ
We will provide reports at a later date giving full transparency on how the funds have been utilized.
What We’ve Done So Far
📍 Our dedicated members of Impact Hub Syunik volunteered in Kornidzor, where they assisted in the registration of individuals who had been forcibly displaced.
📍 Members of Impact Hub Yerevan traveled to Goris and engaged in various volunteer activities, ranging from physical labor to support in distributing food.
📍 In addition, Impact Hub Yerevan collected small toys and distributed them to the children in Goris, bringing smiles to their faces.
📍 50,000 AMD in cash raised by Impact Hub Yerevan was used to purchase blankets, which were also transported to Goris by our team.
📍 1,669,000 AMD donated to our Impact Hub Syunik Rapid Response Fund has been used to purchase 7 washing machines, 7 refrigerators, and 14 electric heaters for 9 displaced families, helping a total of 56 people, including 30 children.
We want to express a big thank you to everyone who has donated to the Rapid Response Fund. Your support means a lot and has helped us provide aid to those in need. Please stay tuned for future updates.
List of Organizations
We believe that the urgency of the situation necessitates a collective effort, and we believe in the power of collaboration to drive positive change.
While we encourage and welcome your active participation in our ongoing initiatives at Impact Hub, we want to emphasize the importance of leveraging existing aid networks efficiently. Our aim is not to reinvent the wheel but to join hands with established organizations that are already making a significant impact in various crucial areas, including clothing, food, shelter, security, and more.
To make your support efforts easier, we’ve consolidated a list of reputable organizations that are actively engaged in providing aid to those affected in Nagorno-Karabakh. We encourage you to conduct your own research and exercise your discretion in choosing the organization that resonates with you.
Remember, every contribution counts and collectively, our impact is immense.
Impact Hub Armenia Network For Artsakh!
Our impactful community of changemakers is already actively engaged in supporting forcibly displaced Armenians through their own meaningful initiatives. Their dedication is nothing short of inspiring, and we want to ensure that their efforts are also acknowledged and amplified.
We’ve consolidated a list of member initiatives from our network working to support those in need!
We have crafted assets that can be used to spread the word across social media channels. We invite you to use the assets below or use them as the basis to create your own. Help us to amplify our message and stand in solidarity with the Armenian people.
In light of the recent developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh, our hearts go out to the people in our community and beyond affected by the ongoing conflict. At Impact Hub Network, we firmly stand for #PeaceForAll and solidarity with all who are impacted by these events. 🌍❤️
We want to unequivocally condemn the acts of violence that are violating human rights in Nagorno Karabakh and emphasize the importance of peaceful resolutions. The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh has led to the forcible displacement of 120,000 people, seeking safety in Armenia. The situation is critical and it demands our immediate collective action as a global community.
Here’s how you as an Impact Maker can make a difference:
Support Armenian relief efforts: Contribute to organisations providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by the conflict. Find the full list in our bio. Every contribution counts.
Raise awareness: Share this post and other reliable information about the situation to help educate others. Awareness is a powerful tool for change.
Advocate for peace: Use your voice to call for peaceful resolutions and diplomatic efforts. Together, we can promote dialogue and understanding.
Show solidarity: Let’s stand together as a global network for peace. Express your support and empathy for those facing the consequences of this conflict.
Impact Hub Network believes in the strength of community and positive change. Let’s extend our hands in support, spread the message of solidarity, and work towards a more peaceful world for all. 🌟✨
#ImpactHubForPeace #SolidarityForArmenia #StandForPeace #CommunityForChange #PeaceIsPossible
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We value each and every single member of our extended community and thank you for being so strong and supportive during such trying times. We will continue to work together as a community and support one another.
With love, solidarity, and collaboration,
The Impact Hub Yerevan team