July 1, 2022 - 13:24 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs House Appropriations legislation for the 2023 fiscal year includes $60 million in humanitarian assistance to Armenia, and $2 million for Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), the Armenian Council of America reveals.
The legislative language states that the “Committee recommendation includes not less than $60,000,000 for Armenia for economic development, private sector productivity, energy independence, democracy and the rule of law, and other purposes.”
Along with a recommendation to include “not less than $2,000,000 for demining activities in Nagorno-Karabakh [Arstakh].”
The Committee also reiterates its concern towards “the humanitarian impact of the conflict in the Nagorno Karabakh [Artsakh] and resulting challenges in the areas of housing, food security, water and sanitation, health care and other human needs.
“The Committee notes the important role United Nations agencies play in administering such needs. Not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the USAID Administrator, is directed to develop and submit to the Committees on Appropriations an assistance strategy for addressing humanitarian and recovery needs arising from the conflict. The strategy shall identify resources and programs available to address the ongoing crisis, along with an estimate of resources available for such purpose.”
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