March 14, 2023 - 14:56 AMT
13 more Karabakh patients transferred to Armenia with ICRC mediation

13 more patients have been transferred from Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia with the assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Though almost 200 patients with serious conditions have been transferred from Artsakh to Armenia, hundreds of others can’t undergo surgery as operations have been suspended due to Azerbaijan’s blocking of a key corridor connecting Karabakh to Armenia.

Six children are currently in neonatal and intensive care units of the children's hospital, while seven adult patients are in the intensive care unit, 2 of them in critical condition.

Since December 12, the sole road connecting Nagorno Karabakh to Armenia - the Lachin Corridor - has been blocked by self-described Azerbaijani environmentalists. Karabakh residents have reported food and fuel shortages, while hospital patients don't have access to essential medicines, with only a handful allowed transfer to facilities in Armenia proper.