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It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Edgar Danielyan. Edgar was a valued member of the Tufenkian Foundation team for 18 years, serving in various capacities, including as the manager of our Artsakh projects. He tragically lost his life in the explosion at a fuel depot near Stepanakert on September 25, which claimed many lives and injured many more.
In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Artsakh and Armenia resulting from Azerbaijan’s unprovoked attack on September 19, the Tufenkian Foundation is providing essential aid and shelter to displaced Artsakh Armenians. In addition, the Foundation is working to amplify awareness of the dire circumstances faced by the thousands of Armenians as they are forced to emigrate from their ancestral homeland, ending thousands of years of indigenous Armenian presence in Artsakh.
In the greatest hour of need, after suffering war, blockade, renewed military attacks, and abandonment by the international community, the people of Artsakh are in dire need of our assistance and we look to you to help to support them.
As part of a wider program to bolster Artsakh’s food security, undertaken earlier in the year in response to Azerbaijan’s blockade, nearly 140 dairy cattle have been saved from slaughter.
Tufenkian Foundation staff in Stepanakert recently handed over the final shipment of biology laboratory equipment destined for schools in Artsakh’s Askeran region, completing the first phase of a campaign to outfit all schools in Artsakh with science laboratory equipment.
150 people from 23 border villages in Syunik Marz (Province) received training in the care of traumatic injuries from the Los Angeles-based Code 3 Angels through a program implemented by the Tufenkian Foundation.
New Program to Distribute over 150 Tons of Seed to Villagers
In a move to bolster Artsakh’s food security, 90 tons of seed potatoes were delivered to the residents of Artsakh’s Martuni Region through a collaboration between the Armenia Tree Project, Armenian Missionary Association of America, and the Tufenkian Foundation. The humanitarian aid initiative comes at a critical time as Artsakh has suffered critical shortages of food, medicine, and other essentials due to Azerbaijan’s blockade.
We are thrilled to announce that Bedo Demirdjian is our new Public Relations and Communications director.
Artak, a father of five, was injured in the 2020 Artsakh war
The book, published earlier this year by Yerevan-based publisher Newmag, was translated by CivilNet’s editor-in-chief Karen Harutyunyan and sponsored by the Tufenkian Foundation.
'Science labs for every school in Artsakh' online fundraiser raises more than 17 million AMD
Harut, who recently became a father for the first time, enlisted to protect his homeland on the first day of the war.
Machkalashen’s beloved teacher Ludmila Tsaturyan can remain in her village thanks to her renovated home
Ludmila Tsaturyan, a long-time and beloved teacher at the Machkalashen village school, recently got the keys to her repaired and renovated house
The official opening of two new playgrounds in Martuni’s Herher and Machkalashen villages recently took place as part of the Tufenkian Foundation’s Herher Village Cluster Restoration and Redevelopment program
The Armenian edition was translated by CivilNet’s editor-in-chief Karen Harutyunyan and sponsored by the Tufenkian Foundation.
The Hayrapetyan home was hit twice by Azerbaijani fire in 2020 and completely destroyed
Initiated by the Tufenkian Foundation in 2002, FAC works to develop the potential of vulnerable children and their families.
2020 Artsakh War veteran Artur Avetisyan of Chartar and his family were given the keys to their rebuilt home on July 28.
Longtime Foundation supporters Judith Saryan and Victor Zarougian have started a $10,000 matching fund