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[BCPP]: Berd’s Postgraduate in General Medicine Going for Otolaryngology Residency image

Arayik Narinyan’s recollections of the Nagorno-Karabakh war are intertwined with his childhood. “I was a little kid, and we used to hide in the cellar when we heard shelling or bombing. I even remember how the Azeri snipers bombarded the school building,” he says stressing the lack of doctors they had back then.

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[FAR Soup Kitchens]: How Can I Survive Today? standard

Many of FAR’s Nor Hajn Soup Kitchen beneficiaries are refugees who fled Azerbaijan during the escalation of the Nagorno Karabakh War during the early 90s. Eighty-two-year-old Roza Karapetyan is one them. Conflict has left a permanent scar on Roza’s life and the lives of her family members. Seeing a photo of herself from long ago causes her to become both angry and desperately sad. “Nothing is left of the Roza I used to know,” she said before naming one by one all of the problems that have broken her soul. She told the story of her husband who was taken as a prisoner of war by Azerbaijan’s forces then returned to his family sick with an illness that eventually killed ...

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[VOAH]: FAR Students Bring Joy to VOAH Residents standard

We couldn’t wish for anything better at Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH) than happy and joyful residents. Recently, more than 50 of FAR’s scholarship students visited VOAH to help with a major spring clean of the building and its surrounding grounds. Their May 9th visit was also chosen for a purpose since it marks three holidays: the liberation of Shushi during the Nagorno Karabakh War; Karabakh Defense Army Day; and Victory Day of the Soviet armed forces in the World War II. The young visitors wanted to make the day as colorful and as fun as possible for “grandpas” and “grandmas” of VOAH. First thing first, students cleaned and fixed everything in the residents’ rooms. They then tended to the ...

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