Feed hungry Armenian Christians besieged in Nagorno-Karabakh

13 January 2023

“How can I be happy when others are suffering so much in Nagorno-Karabakh?” exclaimed an Armenian Christian woman in London a week ago.

A senior Armenian Church leader wrote to Barnabas pleading, “I appeal to Barnabas Aid to extend a helping hand and support our Christian brethren and sisters in Nagorno-Karabakh who desperately need food, medicine and other commodities.”

The ongoing blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh has left Armenian Christians desperately short of food

For over a month the Armenian Christian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, lying within Azerbaijan’s territory, has been cut off from Armenia, as Azerbaijani protestors blockade the only access route: the mountain road known as the Lachin Corridor.

Rarely reported by the international media, the growing humanitarian crisis inside Nagorno-Karabakh is now very serious. The Red Cross can get some medicines in, and gas is flowing in the pipelines to provide fuel to homes. But there is a severe shortage of food.

"The guns are silent now, but the war continues," said an Armenian journalist who lives in Nagorno-Karabakh. He was referencing the empty shops of today and the short war of 2020 when Azerbaijan seized huge swathes of land in Nagorno-Karabakh. Harassment and threats have continued against the Armenian Christian inhabitants of the enclave ever since.

Can you help us to provide urgently needed food for the faithful and longsuffering Christians of Nagorno-Karabakh?

An estimated 120,000 Armenian Christians are trapped inside Nagorno-Karabakh, including women, children and disabled.

We are thankful to God that our project partners have a way to get food to them, despite the blockade.

Will you help the faithful and longsuffering Christians of Nagorno-Karabakh?

Related Countries