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[FAR New York]: The Saga of Trchkan. standard

“The group of activists hopes to continue fighting for environmental protection in Armenia. The Hrazdan iron mining project could be next on their list. There is not a shortage of issues. Mining projects threaten Armenia’s nature in places such as Hrazdan, Teghut forest, Kapan, Svarants (near Tatev), and Sotk (near Sevan).” -Nieri Avanessian By Nieri Avanessian via The Armenian Weekly The Trchkan waterfall is located on the Trchkan tributary of the Chichkhan River, on the border of Lori and Shirak Marzes, near the villages of Shirakamut and Mets Parni. This picturesque waterfall has a unique beauty and power. Nevertheless, to the surprise of many, and contrary to the responsibilities and declarations of the Armenian Ministry of Environmental Protection, the government ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: FAR Expands its Support to the Remote Border Region of Shamshadin. standard

By Margarit Piliposyan In order to expand the coverage of its activities to the places most in need in Armenia, FAR has decided to stretch its helping hand toward one of the most remote and vulnerable regions of Armenia – the Shamshadin region of Tavush marz. Situated in the northeastern part of Armenia, Tavush marz includes Ijevan, Tavush, Noyemberyan and Shamshadin. The region borders Gegharkunik and Kotayk marzes to the south; Lori marz and Georgia to the north; and Azerbaijan to the east. Berd, its major town, is located about 200 kilometers from Yerevan, and has a population of roughly 9,000 people. The town used to be a center for diamond cutting, woodworking and food production industries. Today, sadly, almost no ...

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Hotels For 2010 Young Professionals Trip Are Booked! standard

Our hotels for this years YP Trip of our Hayastani Kidak Society are booked! Which, of course, will give you a glimpse into this year’s itinerary! ___________________________________ Yerevan: Golden Tulip Hotel Yerevan Stepanakert: Hotel Armenia Gyumri: Arax Hotel Lori: Dzoraget Hotel Goris: Mirhav Hotel ___________________________________ Hotel Golden Tulip Yerevan Credit: Golden Tulip Yerevan

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[VOAH]: Beneficiary Potraits – Rafik Armaghanyan of the Vanadzor Old Age Home. standard

At 83 years old, Mr. Rafik Armaghanyan is the oldest resident of the Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH).  He found peace and love in the confines of the Vanadzor Home, where he has lived since 1994.  Like many residents of VOAH, Mr. Armaghanyan has had a difficult life.  Born in the Shahali (Gugark) village of the Lori Region in 1927, he graduated from the Tbilisi Railway Transport Institute in 1946, and found work in the Gyumri railway depot.  Though Rafik married and had three daughters, his wife passed away at a young age, and only one daughter remained in Armenia.  Left alone, Rafik remarried, only to lose his second wife at an early age. Left with no one to turn to, Mr. Armaghanyan went ...

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: Doctors Trained in Early Diagnosis of Spinal Disorders standard

FAR is proud to be helping patients across Armenia to receive better healthcare.  Twice last summer, FAR organized various events to discuss the subject of early diagnosis of spinal disorder. These events, held at the Gyumri Mother and Child Austrian Clinic and the Gyumri Maternity Hospital, included seminars as well as a weeklong training program for doctors. In conjunction with the training sessions, traumatologists and orthopedists organized check-ups for local children and teenagers. The Program was initiated and organized by the Armenian Health Ministry of Traumatology and Orthopedy Scientific Center and Fund for Armenian Relief. More than 40 physicians participated in the program, and 18 X-Ray Diagnosis specialists participated in the 7-day training.  On November 3, in the Shirak region, ...

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