Aurora to Coordinate Volunteers Helping Artsakh

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is happy to announce that it continues helping the people of Artsakh and that the program is currently entering a new phase, during which Aurora’s established network will be used to connect volunteers willing to donate their time and expertise with humanitarian organizations in need of assistance on the ground.

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Aurora continues helping people of Artsakh and announces an international fundraising campaign for the people of Artsakh under the auspices of #AraratChallenge

The global Aurora Humanitarian Initiative continues to provide direct assistance to the people of Artsakh affected by the war who are now in Artsakh and Armenia. Twenty direct aid projects have already been confirmed, with a total budget of AMD 102 million ($200,000). The projects are implemented in partnership with charities and non-governmental and governmental organizations working locally. Applications are being accepted at [email protected].

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#AraratChallenge For Artsakh: AURORA announces the main principles for its work on projects to help people of Artsakh

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative continues helping people of Artsakh affected by the war. 14 projects with a total budget of $116,600 have already been supported. Humanitarian projects for the people of Artsakh are carried out under the auspices of the #AraratChallenge crowdfunding initiative. Applications can be sent to [email protected].

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Aurora Continues Helping People of Artsakh: Fourteen Projects with a Total Budget of More Than $110,000 Already Confirmed

The global Aurora Humanitarian Initiative continues implementing the humanitarian assistance program for the people of Artsakh affected by the war. At this stage, 14 projects with a total budget of $116,600 have already been confirmed. Humanitarian assistance proposals can be submitted to Aurora at [email protected].

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First Aurora Humanitarian Aid Projects for Artsakh Announced

The global Aurora Humanitarian Initiative’s direct assistance project for the people of Artsakh started today, on November 18, 2020. The following projects were announced as the first to be selected:

1. Assisting in the emergency evacuation of the population of 7 villages in Martakert Province (Nor Maraga, Nor Аygestan, Nor Seysulan, Nor Karmiravan, Nor Haykajur, Nor Jraberd, Hovtashen) –$10,000

2. Contributing to providing meals for 166 people housed in Sevan, Dilijan, Yerevan for 15 days (in cooperation with the Victory-2020 Foundation) – $10,000

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Aurora clarifies the procedure for providing humanitarian aid to people of Artsakh

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative continues clarifying the criteria and procedure for providing assistance to the people of Artsakh affected by the war and who are now on the territory of Artsakh or Armenia. It will be remembered that applications to [email protected] began to be accepted on November 18, and during this period more than 130 applications have been received. The first 5 applications for a total of $34,050 have been confirmed and the funding process for them has begun.

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BREAKING: AURORA begins implementing humanitarian programs for people of Artsakh and opens applications for projects

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative urgently begins to assist and implement humanitarian programs designed to help children and adults affected by the war in Artsakh. The first assistance programs will be announced today, November 18, 2020.

In addition, Aurora is ready to accept applications aimed at helping affected children, displaced families, and the wounded, both in Artsakh and in Armenia. At the initial stage, applications can be sent to [email protected].

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AURORA’S MAIN EVENT IN NYC HELD SUCCESSFULLY DESPITE CYBER ATTACKS

On October 19, 2020 at 7 pm local time the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative’s event of the year, honoring the Aurora Humanitarians and the Initiative’s 5th anniversary, took place in New York City.

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Nominations Close for the 2021 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has announced that the nomination period for the sixth annual Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity has ended on October 31, 2020. This year, hundreds of submissions have been received, resulting in 585 unique candidates being nominated for the Prize.

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Aurora Founders to Donate $1 Million to Hayastan All Armenian Fund and Establish a $1 Million Special Fund

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative founders, Noubar Afeyan, Vartan Gregorian and Ruben Vardanyan, today announced a commitment of $2 million in assistance to cover immediate needs in Armenia and Artsakh and to secure funding to provide educational and other support for the young generation of the two Armenian republics affected by the war.
 
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Selection Committee Statement

On October 19, 2020, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has launched “Gratitude in Action,” a series of events planned to mark its fifth anniversary. The series began with a live event from The New York Public Library in New York City.

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Watch It Live: Aurora’s Gratitude in Action

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative invites everyone to join the “Gratitude in Action” virtual event that will be broadcast live from The New York Public Library in New York City. To watch the event on Facebook, join us here or tune in on Aurora Prize’s YouTube channel at 6:55 PM New York Time (GMT-4) on October 19, 2020.

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All-Armenian Prayer for Peace and Gratitude

On October 16, Armenian faith leaders gathered for a collective prayer organized in New York City as the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative continues encouraging everyone to contribute to the world peace and commemorating the generosity of those who helped Armenians a century ago. The representatives of all main Armenian spiritual institutions prayed together in St.

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MY AURORA HERO

UWC Dilijan, the first international boarding school in Armenia, and the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative have teamed up to launch MY AURORA HERO — an international video essay competition for young people aged 14-18, which will run from October 19 till November 19, 2020.

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Inaugural Aurora Humanitarian Journalism Award to be Presented on October 19

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative announced today that the inaugural Aurora Humanitarian Journalism Award will be presented to journalists Jane Ferguson and Nicholas Kristof on October 19, 2020, during the first event of the “Gratitude in Action” series planned to mark Aurora’s fifth anniversary.

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