Humanitarian Aid
for Armenia & Artsakh
Status: Completed
During the devastating 44-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) in 2020, thousands of young people paid the ultimate price protecting their homeland, around 100.000 people were displaced, over 20.000 children were deprived of the right for education and safe living.
Humanitarian action
Since the early days of the war, the Aznavour Foundation mobilized all its resources and capacities to provide targeted assistance to thousands of families affected by war. In this period the Foundation supported the affected civilian population with food packages and hygiene items, however the main focus was on the targeted support to the healthcare system.
Notably, 40+ hospitals received much needed medical equipment and supplies: 250+ rehabilitation supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches), 200+ medical beds, 135.000 protection masks (K95); as well as 1000 first aid kits were supplied for civil security.​
implemented with the support
of the French government
After the announcement of the ceasefire, on November 12 2020, the French President Emmanuel Macron received at the Élysée Palace personalities and humanitarian organizations of Armenian community to affirm France's support towards Armenia and Artsakh.

Following this meeting and the decision of the President of the Republic, the Crisis and Support Center of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs chartered 5 planes and 3 ships in order to deliver humanitarian aid to Armenia collected by Aznavour Foundation and its partners in France and Switzerland.
In the frames of that major humanitarian operation, in total, more than 175 tons of humanitarian aid has been collected by the Aznavour Foundation and partner organisations mobilized under its umbrella. That unprecedented mobilization became possible thanks to the unity, solidarity and hard work of more than 50 organizations and 100 donors operating in 19 collection points deployed in France and Switzerland.
The Aznavour Foundation coordinated the initial stockage and further distribution in Armenia. One part of the humanitarian aid was directly transferred to the final recipient organizations in Armenia, the other part was distributed to the affected population by the Aznavour Foundation. To this date (1st April 2021), the Foundation provided around 42.100 refugees with basic necessities (clothes, hygiene items, etc.) through its distribution chain of more than 20 local organizations and private initiatives working directly with the families in different regions of Armenia and Artsakh.

We would like to once again express our gratitude to all involved parties:
President of France,
Crisis and Support Centre of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs,
French Embassy in Armenia, all organizations and individuals that participated in collecting and transporting humanitarian aid. We are certain that this unity will help us overcome existing challenges.
special flights from
Paris to Yerevan
by sea & land
Veolia Foundation, Electriciens sans frontières, UNICEF, Blue Cross of Armenians of France, ASPA, ACABA, AGENK, AGUMP, AU CE, Armenian Center of Geneva, UMAF Lyon, Armenian community of Ticino, SAHB Hilfsmittelberatung, REHA Rheinfelden, “Volunteers for humanity”, the House of Armenian culture of Grenoble, association “Unity for Armenians”, association “Sassoun”, аssociation “Children of Armenia”, Clamart town hall, Marseille town hall, the city of Plessis-Robinson, logistics company “Ani Déménagement”, Armenian culture house in Alfortville, foundation “Elise Care” , Charjoum, Public Assistance - Marseille Hospitals (AP-HM), Public Assistance - Paris Hospitals, Meditraining, LHD Groupe France, Aide Actions Internationales Pompiers, Résidence Sainte Bernadette, Tempolog, Levis, Sud Express, Municipality of Arnouville , Franco-Armenian Union of New Aquitaine, Chiloe association, AgurArménie de Biarritz, “Solidarity donations”, Franco-Armenian Club of Antony, collection centers in Arnouville, Alfortville, Issy-les-Moulineux, “DiaspoHay”, Bedoian family, Stéphane Hasbanian, Youri and Denis Djorkaeffs, Josephe Arakel, Elise Boghossian, David Perrier, Arax Der-Kevorkian, Hasmik Poladian, Julietta Hovhanessian, Jean-Luc Messager, Sylvie Moretti, Hayk Arakélian, Azad Bizet, Benjamin Mouquet Findikian, Hratch et Agop Kirmizyan, Arthur Garabedian and many others.
of aid
The collection of humanitaian aid became possible thanks to engagement of:​​​​​​​
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