NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL
50 Khanjian Str., Yerevan 375010, Armenia
Tel: (3741) 551582, 571798
Fax: (3741) 574639
E-mail: [email protected]


NEW COMMUNITY CENTER IN GYUMRI

On November 2nd new Community Center is opened in Gyumri. The Norwegian
Refugee Council has financed the complete renovation of the 3-building
community center complex. Mission Armenia and Douleurs Sans Frontieres will
be providing social services to the local populations that include refugees,
earthquake victims, and local residents. These services will include
different facilities for youth and elderly persons, such as soup kitchen,
health post4, hairdressing room, bath and laundry, library, conference room,
counseling and advisory services, and trauma healing. The Center will also
have a Kindergarten for around 20 children.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian
organization that has worked actively for more than 50 years to create a
safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs), regardless of their race, religion, nationality or political
convictions. We work for the rights of refugees and IDPs, assisting with
food, shelter and education - and offering counseling on repatriation.

In Armenia, NRC has invested more that 10 million USD in refugee-targeted
projects since 1995. These include primarily housing construction, but also
school construction and rehabilitation, construction of drinking and
irrigation water pipelines, as well as human rights education and an IDP
mapping survey. So far, NRC has provided new homes for over 600 refugee
families in Armenia.

Mission Armenia was registered in 1993, though its founding members started
their activities since 1988 assisting those suffered from the earthquake and
the refugees.
The mission of the organization is to work for the interests of the elderly,
refugee and other vulnerable groups of population promoting their active,
healthy and dignified life and increasing the quality of their life
continuously advancing its model of community-based assistance.
Currently about 6,500 single older persons and 10,000 refugees residing at
250 temporary shelter benefit from Mission Armenia community-based
socio-healthcare and community development programs.

Douleurs Sans Frontiers (DSF, Pain Without Borders) is the only NGO
dedicated specifically to pain relief. Since 1995, Douleurs Sans Frontiers
has advanced the mission of helping those in pain. Based in Europe, DSF is a
non-governmental organization that has brought educational and clinical pain
treatment programs to developing countries. Since November 2001 DSF is
providing a medico-psychological assistance for mothers and children mostly
in Gyumri and partially in Yerevan. The priority is given to increasing the
competence and educational level and strengthening the capacities of
Armenian professionals.
For further information, please contact:

Norwegian Refugee Council

50 Khanjian Str., Yerevan 375010, Armenia
Tel: (3741) 551582, 571798
Fax: (3741) 574639
E-mail: [email protected]


Mission Armenia

42, Garegin Nzhdeh Str., Yerevan 375026, Armenia
Tel: (3741) 444792, 444793, 444761, 444732
Fax: (3741) 444792
URL: www.mission.am <http://www.mission.am/>
E-mail: [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>


Douleurs Sans Frontiers

26 Parpetsi Str., Apt. 13, Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: (3741) 535410, 533749
Fax: (3741) 535383
E-mail: [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>