ArmInfo. The co-founders and chairmen of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative made a statement in connection with the COVID-19 epidemic.
So, according to the press service of the municipality, signed by Chairman of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Tom Katen, chairman of the Prize Selection Committee Lord Ara Darzi, as well as co-founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Nubar Afeyan, Vartan Gregorian and Ruben Vardanyan, in particular, it says: "We we would like to state that during the outbreak of COVID-19 we will continue our global activity aimed at helping the most vulnerable members of society, while supporting local health workers at the forefront of the crisis.
The mission of Aurora is based on the desire to give people around the world hope for the best and support those who are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. This is especially true now that the World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic. Today, more than ever, we are determined to lend a helping hand to those who otherwise risk being abandoned or completely forgotten. The global epidemic has changed the global agenda. While the world has focused on developing a vaccine and minimizing the negative effects, refugees and other vulnerable communities, which Aurora has always supported, continue to suffer and face additional challenges due to coronavirus. It is extremely important for us not to forget about them.
"Aurora" will continue to give a chance for a new life for those who have already experienced so much. At the same time, the initiative will contribute to combating the pandemic and supporting health workers by transferring 10 mechanical ventilation devices to hospitals in Armenia, purchased with funds raised through the #AraratChallenge campaign.
Aurora is a worldwide movement, and the safety and health of our global community is very important to us. In these difficult times, full of uncertainties, one thing remains completely clear: every day more and more people in the world will need help, and our duty and responsibility is to provide them with this help. This is a challenge that all of humanity has faced, and therefore we urge all of you to join the Aurora and help us deal with it together. "