Crisis From Conflict
Armenia is affected by conflict and displacement. WFP is on the ground delivering food to vulnerable families.
Help send food to Armenia and other countries.
Armenia was already fighting hunger, but with the recent conflict displacing over tens of thousands of people, the need is greater than ever.
of Armenians live in poverty
of the population is hungry
recent arrivals in Armenia
Population: 3 million people
Background: Armenia gained its independence in 1991 after the Soviet Union collapsed.
Geography & Climate: Armenia is a landlocked country between Europe and Asia, bordered by Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Türkiye. It is a highland mountainous region with a dry climate.
Economy: Since independence, Armenia’s economy has been growing slowly, though it took devastating hits from the 2009 recession and in 2020 from COVID-19 and conflict.
What’s causing hunger in Armenia?
Displacement from War
Over the past two years, Armenia has faced a conflict that has resulted in displacement and hunger. Most recently, more than 90,000 individuals have sought refuge in Armenia. Among them are elderly people and many children.
Poverty & Unemployment
Since independence, Armenia has had slow economic growth. Closed borders with Türkiye and Azerbaijan have hindered its trade opportunities, and multiple recessions from external factors have create economic shocks that were difficult to recover from. As a result, there is high unemployment, poverty and hunger. Many Armenians emigrate and the remaining population heavily relies on remittances.
WFP’s Work in Armenia
WFP has worked in Armenia since 1993. Through conflict and economic shocks, we’ve have provided food for vulnerable people. Now, WFP is ramping up to provide 21,000 meals to people displaced by the recent conflict.
WFP provides direct food and cash assistance to vulnerable people in Armenia. In 2022, we delivered food to over 34,000 people.
We provided food assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and now to people displaced by recent conflict.
WFP has been implementing school meals since 2010. In 2022, we provided over 160,000 school meals and snacks to children in Armenia.
Help Save Lives by Sending Food
When you donate, you help us deliver critical food relief to the most vulnerable people in Armenia and other countries around the world. You can make difference in someone’s life – send food today.