Unequal & Vulnerable
Armenia has gone through a profound transformation since its independence. But progress has left the most vulnerable groups behind. WFP is on the ground helping make sure they get the food and nutrition they need.
Armenia is a landlocked country that’s highly vulnerable to external shocks.
But with your help, we’re protecting the neediest.
of people are food insecure
of people live in poverty
Let’s end the hunger
Armenia is an upper-middle income, landlocked, net food-importer country, which has gone through a profound transformation since its independence in 1991. But gains from economic progress and structural reforms over the past two decades have not benefited the population equally, leaving smallholder farmers and women behind in particular.
According to the latest National Statistical Service data, the poverty rate reached 27% in 2020, while WFP’s nationwide assessments conducted in April 2021 point to 21.4% of households being food insecure.
One in four people still live below the poverty line, and levels of food insecurity can reach up to 24 percent in the rural northern regions. With the identification and deployment of new drivers of growth, Armenia holds high potential to lay the foundations for sustainable and equitable development.
WFP’s Work in Armenia
In Armenia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) supports the government and partners in their efforts to eradicate food insecurity and malnutrition, and to implement the government of Armenia’s development agenda.
In 2020, our programs reached 130,802 Armenians. 1,873 MT of food was distributed and over $600,000 transferred through our cash-based assistance programs.
For the first time in three decades, we provided food assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by the pandemic – and later by the conflict in the adjoining region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Today, the U.N World Food Programme is providing hot meals to schoolchildren and conducting assessments of Armenia’s social protection system – making sure kids stay nourished.
Help Save Lives by Sending Food
You help deliver food to vulnerable populations in Armenia and other countries by donating to WFP.
What’s Happening in Armenia?
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