Take two minutes to tell your Senators and Representative about the importance of expanded U.S. assistance to Artsakh and Armenia, as Congress drafts its Fiscal Year 2019 State-Foreign Operations bill.
Join the ANCA and friends of Armenia from across the U.S. in calling for:
-- Artsakh: $6 million to complete de-mining and rehabilitate the disabled, $4 million to promote peace
-- Armenia: $30 million in economic aid, $10 million in military aid, $20 million for Middle East refugees
-- Azerbaijan: Suspend U.S. military aid and strengthen Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act
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Background: The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Center
Today, among the most urgent humanitarian priorities in Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding region is the need to help rehabilitate children and adults with disabilities.
The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Center, first established in 1998 through a partnership of local health officials and then-Speaker of United Kingdom's House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox, is respected internationally for its leadership in rehabilitation. The Center provides high-quality, specialized medical care each year to approximately 1,000 local and regional patients. Among those receiving treatment include patients - from Karabakh, Armenia, Russia, and Georgia - with spinal cord injuries, elderly stroke victims, and infants and children born with disabilities, such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida. In the face of rapidly growing local and regional demands for rehabilitation services, the Center lacks the sufficient infrastructure and modern facilities to meet its pressing humanitarian mission.
The U.S. aid program to Artsakh should prioritize expanding HALO Trust's mine clearance programs and supporting the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Center's vital work.