ArmInfo. The Government of Armenia plans to develop and implement short-, medium- and long-term assistance programs for forcibly resettled residents of Nagorno- Karabakh. RA Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Narek Mkrtchyan stated at a briefing on October 17.
According to him, currently over 80 thousand people have already received one-time assistance in the amount of 100 thousand drams per displaced person, despite the fact that it was originally planned to send funds to 60 thousand people. As a result of rapid identification of individuals, this amount increased to over 60 thousand displaced people.
Assistance is also provided to children, in connection with which a separate platform has been created where mothers provide information about their children, after summarizing which about 30 thousand children will receive 27,300 drams for each minor. At the end of last week, payments were made to 14,593 children. Data on the remaining minors is being compiled, and payments will be made in the coming days.
The minister also said that the implementation of a medium-term program continues to pay 40 thousand drams for renting premises and 10 thousand drams for utilities for each displaced person, except for those who own real estate or apartments in Armenia. However, the latter will be able to become beneficiaries of the utility payment support program. At the next government meeting, this program will be approved and funding will be opened.
In November of this year, another electronic platform will be launched, on which Karabakh residents, having submitted an application once, will be able to receive financial assistance. Mkrtchyan noted that displaced people can visit one of 47 social service centers, where they will receive information about jobs. According to the current situation, over 100 people, having received consultations at the centers, were able to find employment.