France is adhering to its promise to help Armenia and the Armenian people by voting in Parliament on November 30 for 15 million euros in emergency aid for Armenia and refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh, the French Foreign Ministry said.
"This additional mobilization will support the actions of NGOs, the ICRC, the Armenian Red Cross Society and UN agencies to receive and provide social, medical, educational and financial assistance to the particularly vulnerable populations,’ the Ministry said in a statement.
This new assistance will bring France’s contribution (to Armenia and refugees) in 2023 to 27.5 million.
‘Emergency medical assistance was also provided to the Armenian authorities, and several victims of severe burns (received in the explosion of fuel depot in Nagorno-Karabakh in September) were treated in French hospitals. This support is also accompanied by the efforts of French civil society and local authorities to help the Armenian population," the statement said.