The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund made a $55,000 donation to assist Lebanon’s Armenian educational institutions which are grappling with harsh socio-economic conditions brought on by the country’s economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were raised by the local Armenia Fund affiliates in France and Germany.
“Now that all our efforts are aimed at supporting the healthcare sector in Armenia and Artsakh, it is critical to reach out to our educational and cultural centers in Lebanon, that are currently in a desperate situation, as well as to the local Armenian media outlets that have been operating for decades. The severe socio-economic crisis in Lebanon has been exacerbated by the spread of the Pandemic. Armenian communities around the world are at the center of the All-Armenian Fund’s attention,” said Haykak Arshamyan, the Executive Director of the Fund.
In addition to this support, a sum of $10,000 will be proportionally distributed to the Lebanese-based Armenian media outlets—Aztag, Zartonk and Ararat daily newspapers, as well as Voice of Van radio station.
In December 2019, the “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund, through the Lebanese National Prelacy, donated $ 150,000 to 18 Armenian educational institutions, $50,000 of which were donated by the Artsakh government.