Donor: Individual donors & UNHCR
Major Goal: is to establish sustainable platform for refugee Syrian-Armenian families in the framework of aforementioned project aimed at enhancing a favorable protection environment, providing shelters for Syrian-Armenian families displaced from Syrian due to the conflict
Brief Description: the project is designed to create conditions of the first necessity for the most vulnerable Syrian-Armenian families, through humanitarian emergency housing, who meet certain criteria within the project. In the framework of the project, ACCO finds benefactors to purchase modest apartments, ranging from U.S. $15,000 to $25,000 each, and allocate Syrian-Armenian families for rent-free temporary use. “Aleppo” CCO carries out all the legal paperwork related to the purchase of these apartments, which would be owned by the individual donors for the benefit and use of the refugees. UNHCR provides furniture for obtained apartments according to official document on “Exchange of Letters” signed between “Aleppo” CCO and UNHCR.
Thanks to the “Host a Family” project’s benefactors – the families of Chemberjyan, Melkonyan, Hovhannisyan and Potugyan, 10 Syrian families are provided with apartments. Three of these families now live in the city of Spitak in the Lori province of Armenia.
In Spitak, the “Host a Family” project was implemented thanks to cooperation with the Global Hope Network International and the Melkonyan family
Living here, these families are engaged in agriculture, they breed domestic animals, cultivate the land they received, and use the products they produce to care for their everyday needs.
These Syrian families who are now living in Spitak, don’t pay for housing, as well as don’t need to pay the utility payments.