Since September 19, 2023, more than 100,000 people who were forced to leave Nagorno-Karabakh have arrived in Armenia. In addition, Armenia continues to host more than 30,000 people who fled Nagorno-Karabakh after the 2020 conflict, as well as nearly 4,000 people in need of protection from other countries. We offer cash-based assistance in Armenia.
Where we work
Georgia has seen two major armed conflicts and internal refugee crises in the last 30 years. A large number of people who have fled as a result of the two armed conflicts have now been able to return to their homes, yet there are currently around 251,000 internally displaced persons in Georgia.
In Kenya we support entrepreneurial people who want to start their businesses in the Kakuma refugee camp and the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement. In addition, we conduct life skills workshops for young people, support refugees in developing digital skills, and purchase necessary equipment for an agricultural cooperative to alleviate problems caused by drought.
Turkey has taken in the largest number of Syrian refugees globally. In 2016 we started a humanitarian aid programme that supports refugee children with special needs. After the earthquakes in February 2023 we responded to the crisis operationally by delivering food and other essentials based on the victims needs.
Since February 24, 2022 about a third of Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homes, making it the largest displacement of people at the moment. Estonian Refugee Council started supporting the population affected by the war in Ukraine at the end of 2014. Our activities in Ukraine have changed according to how the situation and the needs of the people have changed.