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MISSION #18

#StrongerTogether Last week, we met with Eli, owner of Eli’s Lahmajun. Originally from Aleppo, Eli is a Syrian-Armenian refugee who now owns his own restaurant in Yerevan, where he serves delicious Western Armenian dishes such as lahmajun, pilaf, salads, and more. Eli has been working tirelessly since the 2020 Artsakh War to donate warm dinners

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MISSION #17

#FreeMaral Many of us have heard about Maral Najarian. Maral is a Lebanese-Armenian civilian who moved to Artsakh following the Beirut Blast in September 2020. On the last day of the 2020 Artsakh War, Maral was kidnapped by the Azerbaijani military. She has been held captive by Azerbaijan’s genocidal regime for nearly four months now,

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Renovation Project in Syunik

Since our beginnings, All for Armenia has been doing critical work in Syunik Province, which is currently the most threatened region of Armenia in the aftermath of the 2020 Artsakh War. For almost six months, we have been collaborating with Carmen (slides 1 through 4), director of the Francophone Center in Goris. She has been

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MISSION #16

During last week’s humanitarian delivery mission, one of our volunteers met Hagopik (little Hagop) from Artsakh, who arrived with his mother to pick up the aid. Excited to get to know the boy, our volunteer asked, “How old are you?” The five-year-old child did not answer. His mother then told us that he has not

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Learning about traditional Kamancha

Today we chatted with All for Armenia team member Magy Avedissian. Magy is an Armenian-American from California, and currently serves on our on-site team in Armenia. Since our recent mission trip to Gyumri, Magy has picked up a new passion: Kamancha, a traditional bowed string instrument dating back over 1,000 years. AFA: When and how

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MISSION #15

Last Sunday, All for Armenia visited Gyumri and Artik in the Shirak region of Armenia to deliver aid, gifts, and a concert to refugees of Artsakh and families impacted by the 2020 Artsakh War. Our event was something much greater than just delivering aid. We all got to enjoy traditional Armenian music together, collectively experiencing

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Preserving cultural heritage

All for Armenia thanks you for your continued support as we plan for our upcoming children’s Christmas event in Gyumri this Sunday. Earlier this week, our co-founder Matthieu traveled to Gyumri to prepare for the event. While at a local restaurant, he noticed a band performing traditional Armenian music, and asked if they would be interested

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MISSION #14

On the first day of 2021, we want to bring you all some joy through the story of our last Christmas mission of 2020. On December 30th, the All for Armenia team traveled to Goris, Tegh, and Kornidzor to meet with 112 children at the new borders of Armenia in Syunik Province. We began the

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MISSION #13

For this mission, All for Armenia headed to the outskirts of Yerevan on December 24-25. We delivered food, hygiene products, clothes, and gifts for the refugee children, which included educational books provided by Therapists for Armenia. The girl in the first photo, Anna, is from Kovsakan, Artsakh. Anna and her family saw their home being

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Thank you to our friends at Therapists for Armenia!

As All for Armenia continues to grow, we come across opportunities to collaborate. We want to extend a huge thank you to our friends doing incredible work at Therapists for Armenia. Their generous donation brought us 1,000 coloring and educational books to gift to refugee children this holiday season! Go check out Therapists for Armenia

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