The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today unanimously passed a motion, introduced by Supervisor Lindsey Horvath and co-authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Asbarez reports.
The motion condemns Azerbaijan’s extensive war crimes, crimes against humanity, and violations of the basic human rights of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh in its genocidal campaign against the Armenian People, and encourages humanitarian aid via telehealth services specific to treating burn wounds and skin grafting techniques, while raising awareness of the need for urgent medical and humanitarian response from medical professionals and others to provide specialized care and support for Nagorno-Karabakh refugees.
“It is so important that we raise awareness surrounding the ongoing atrocities being committed against Armenians in Armenia and Artsakh, as it is our duty to intervene and eliminate the threat of another genocide of the Armenian people,” said Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath. “Los Angeles is home to a large Armenian American diaspora, and today’s motion makes clear that LA County stands in solidarity with the Armenian people today and everyday, and that we will continue to raise awareness and step up to provide aid wherever we can.”
This motion was introduced in an effort to address the urgent humanitarian needs of the hundreds of NK civilians injured during the Berkadzor Fuel Depot explosion on September 25.
“I co-authored today’s motion to continue demonstrating my solidarity with my Armenian-American constituents and the Armenian community worldwide,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “Our County must continue using its powerful influence to both condemn the heinous acts of genocide by the Azerbaijani government and mobilize medical volunteers to tend to the suffering happening overseas. I’m hopeful the forthcoming partnership between Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services and Traveling Doctors will result in more volunteers directly tending to the suffering taking place in Artsakh. The need is great.”