Sustainable Solutions for Integration of Displaced and Conflict-Affected Persons (SSIDCAP)

 

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Project Snapshot

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.
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Actions in Brief

Key Actions

• 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.

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Project Achievements

• 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.

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