The Government of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) published the bulletin of the 97th day of the blockade as of March 16.
About 880 people have been deprived of the opportunity to receive necessary medical treatment due to suspension of planned surgeries in all medical facilities of Artsakh.
As of today, 182 patients have been transferred from Artsakh to Armenia to receive appropriate medical care with the mediation and accompaniment of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Due to the Red Cross not having an ambulance and only being able to transport patients with an ordinary vehicle, it is not possible to transport patients needing to lay down because Azerbaijan has obstructed the movement of Artsakh ambulances.
755 business entities (17.7% of the total) have suspended their activities due to the impossible operating conditions under the blockade, while the remaining operate partially or with state support.
At least 8,300 people have lost jobs and sources of income as a result of the impact on the economy.
More than 38,400 tons of vital supplies, which would have been delivered during the period of the blockade, have not reached Artsakh. Only a meager amount, about 3,370 tons of goods, mostly food and medicine, has since been delivered by the ICRC and the Russian peacekeeping forces.
During the blockade, the economy of the Republic of Artsakh suffered a loss of around 170 million US dollars, leading to decline of the predicted annual GDP index (903 million dollars) by more than 19 percent.