Murderous Azerbaijiani commandoes once again attacked our historic homeland this August. The entire population of Artsakh – men, women, children and the elderly – were under threat of renewed war. Hundreds of husbands, fathers and sons fought bravely for the freedom of their nation, families, neighbors and friends. Seventeen paid the ultimate price and died.
It is NOW that we must join together so these courageous men’s sacrifice of their lives and futures will not have been in vain!
Thanks to your generous support of Armenia Fund, infrastructure has been built in the form of roads, medical centers, schools, kindergartens and water projects in order to stabilize and strengthen Artsakh. Because of these projects, residents stay in their ancestral villages, develop their land, and provide for their families.
Thanks to dedicated friends like you, Armenia Fund provides jobs for local workers. This year alone, 350 new jobs were created by Armenia Fund while building the strategically important Vardenis-Martakert Highway. We employed people from the villages along the Highway providing them with an honest pay for an honest day’s work.
This year’s focus was the Vardenis-Martakert Highway, strategically linking Artsakh to Armenia from the North has a critical importance for both countries. It is the missing link to fully integrate Armenia’s and Artsakh’s highway systems and connect Artsakh to Armenia’s and subsequently, Europe’s railway system. The economic development spurred by the highway has the potential to double Artsakh’s GDP by 2020. The highway seriously stimulates creation of jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and trade.