PARAMUS, N.J.—The recent shelling of the peaceful settlements of Mataghis and Martakert regions of the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (Artsakh/NKR) resulted in major destruction. Houses, shops, and community centers have been completely or partially destroyed. To ensure the safety of the citizens of Martakert region, the local population has been evacuated, while the fathers and adult males of these families remain on the front line defending the Homeland.
The evacuees were provided temporary shelter by the NKR government. Some evacuees were accommodated in Stepanakert, and some took shelter in Armenian Missionary Association of America’s (AMAA) Camp Bedrosian in Shushi, until safer conditions prevail. Camp Bedrosian is currently housing around 180 people (about 120 of them are children and teenagers) from the Maragha, Karmiravan, Mataghis, Maghavuz, and Horatagh communities of the Martakert region. AMAA is providing food, shelter and organizing a Camp program for the children.
“While the courageous people of Karabagh defend the homeland, it is our absolute duty and obligation to reach out. Doing its share, the AMAA places its facilities in NKR at the disposal of our displaced kin to provide safety and security in a comfortable temporary shelter,” read a part of the AMAA’s statement.
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Source: Armenian Weekly Mid-Atlantic