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100,000 Armenians Fleeing Conflict

Urgent Humanitarian Crisis: 
100,000 Armenians Fleeing Conflict

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Over 100,000 Armenian refugees have fled their homeland of Azerbaijan, creating a huge humanitarian crisis. Conflict has forced a mass exodus of the Armenian people from the Nagorno-Karabakh region, leaving many without basic necessities, such as shelter, warm clothing, and hygiene supplies.

The UN refugee agency called for urgent international help, sharing that “many are hungry, exhausted, and need immediate assistance”. Of those fleeing, elderly people, women, and children are most vulnerable.

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As conflict in the region escalated, an explosion at a fuel depot killed 170 and left hundreds of people with severe burns.

Right now, there is an urgent need for medical support and burn specialists to treat those affected. Alongside this, refugees are in desperate need of winter clothing and other supplies including hygiene kits.

Samaritan’s Purse is working through partners and churches on the ground to support vulnerable refugees, providing physical and spiritual aid in the midst of this crisis. Alongside distributing supplies and Bibles, we are helping those suffering with burn injuries in Armenia.


Map of the Nagorno-Karabakh region


The historically Christian Armenians were a minority in Azerbaijan and lived in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Conflicts have troubled the area for decades, and Samaritan’s Purse was in Armenia in 2020 to provide relief and share the Hope of Christ during the crisis then. Now, with our support, the church in Armenia is mobilising once again to help those fleeing this recent escalation of violence.

Your gift can help many facing crisis in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and across Eurasia. Those fleeing the conflict are in urgent need of basic supplies, and even more need of their “Father of mercies and God of all comfort” (2 Cor 1:3, ESV).

Will you prayerfully consider a gift to support Armenian refugees and others facing crisis in the region?

Alongside your faithful giving, would you join us in lifting up this crisis before the Lord, and pray that “they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; … they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, ESV).