Sustainable Solutions for Integration of Displaced and Conflict-Affected Persons (SSIDCAP)
Duration: Apr 2019 - Nov 2021
Project Budget: USD 1,234,609
Main Donor: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) of U.S. Department of State
Donor Contribution: USD 1,169,284
Others Contribution: USD 65,325
Location: Yerevan and 10 regions
Implementing Partners: WV Armenia (lead), Syrian Armenian Union
Project Status: Completed
The Project aims to support socio-economic integration and livelihood security of around 20,000 displaced and conflict-affected persons, residing in Armenia. The initiative was launched in 2019, financed by the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) of U.S. Department of State.
Actions in Brief
• Assistance to jobseekers in integration into the labor market by providing technical and vocational trainings, connecting them with prospective employers and giving probation subsidies.
• Entrepreneurial assistance to beneficiaries with competitive business ideas by providing business development training and seed grants.
• Humanitarian assistance to spontaneously arrivals from Nagorno-Karabakh, including food and hygiene items; socio-psychological and life skills-coaching support; working tools to create a sustainable source of income to cover the increased family expenses due to hosting.
• 433 beneficiaries participated in technical training, while 166 began to generate a stable income due to permanent employment.
• 39 startups received seed grants from WV Armenia.
• 23,521 beneficiaries from Nagorno-Karabakh received basic needs assistance (food and hygiene packages) in Yerevan and 10 marzes.
• In Yerevan, Kapan, Stepanavan, and Alaverdi 241 children and 122 parents attended “Tolerance” and “Child-Friendly Space” training.
• 127 representatives of host families got professional tools to generate more income and cover additional expenses associated with hosting people moved from Nagorno-Karabakh.