Emergency Housing Assistance to Displaced Syrian Armenian Families
Since the start of the devastating conflict in Syria in 2011, about 22 000 Syrian citizens, of ethnic Armenian background, have arrived to Armenia. Oxfam, partnering with OxYGen Foundation, in line with its humanitarian mandate, jointly with its Diaspora partner Armenian Redwood Project, announced its commitment to augment the valuable efforts, pioneered by UNHCR in Armenia supporting people displaced from Syria. In the frame of joint “Emergency Housing Assistance” project, launched in February 2015, partners provide rental subsidies to vulnerable families displaced from Syria, seeking protection in Armenia.
The project goal
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the mitigation the humanitarian situation of the most vulnerable Syrian Armenian families, displaced as a result of Syrian crisis. Our objectives are:
In March 2016 “OxYGen” Foundation, with financial support from Oxfam GB, Mission East and the Armenian Redwood Project (ARP), started implementation of the II phase of the “Emergency Housing Assistance ” project with close collaboration with “Mission Armenia” NGO, assisting another 300 families. With the funding of 360 000 USD, the project aims to scale up the impact of emergency housing assistance, by addressing the barriers for integration of displaced people and providing long term solutions for their problems.