The Swiss government on November 23 approved the allocation of 960,000 Swiss francs in aid to Armenia to support its border communities to mitigate the impact of recent military clashes.
This is reported by the United Nations Global Communications Department, detailing that within the framework of the “Resilience and Economic Recovery of the Border Communities of Armenia – REBCA” project, as an implementing party, in cooperation with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation ( Through SDC), Switzerland provides immediate humanitarian and long-term economic support to the regions of Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik.
The 12-month REBCA humanitarian program will protect and restore the livelihoods of people living in border settlements in Armenia and provide economic resources to improve resilience to crisis situations. The project targets 15 border settlements affected by the conflict of the enlarged communities of Vardenis (Gegharkunik), Sisian (Syunik) and Jermuk (Vayots Dzor), and the needs of more than 1000 households will be directly responded to.
The Swiss-funded REBCA program was jointly developed and implemented by WFP with the involvement of World Vision Armenia (WVA), the Child Development Fund (CDF) and the Strategic Development Agency (SDA). The project will also be supported by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and the local authorities of the selected target regions.