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Posted 29 March 2018 - 12:01 PM
STEPANAKERT—The HALO Trust, the world’s largest humanitarian landmine clearance organization, confirmed that three of its staff members were killed and two injured following an accidental detonation of an anti-tank landmine in the Gazanchi area near Martakert on Thursday morning.
“It is with profound sadness that we report that three of our staff were killed and two injured, by the accidental detonation of an anti-tank landmine in the Ghazanchi area of Nagorno Karabakh on the morning of 29th March,” said a statement issued by HALO Trust.
The organization identified those killed as Pavel Akopov, Samson Avanessian and Marat Petrossian—all citizens of Artsakh. They were in a vehicle conducting minefield survey duties at the time.
The injured are currently being treated in the Stepanakert Hospital and HALO has contacted the families in Artsakh of all those involved.
“We are working closely with the local police and authorities and have called in external investigators to report on the full facts of the incident,” said the HALO statement.
“Every day around the world, more than 8,000 HALO staff go to work in places where no one else can tread and this tragic incident throws into stark relief the dangers that they face and the importance of our work. Our colleagues were killed while working to make the land safe for the people of Nagorno Karabakh,” said James Cowan, HALO’s chief executive officer.
Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:27 AM
Hovhannes Oyunjyan, American investor of Armenian origin, died in Gyumri. He was in the medical center for several days.
Hovhannes Oyunjyan, a few days ago, on his 98th birthday, made another investment in the Tekstilagortneri quarters of Gyumri, personally taking part in the ceremony of founding the Philharmonic Hall. After the earthquake, the physicist invested all his resources for the development of Gyumri, having built a school, a center of crafts and arts.
According to the director of the Oyunjyan Foundation, American doctors forbade him to board a plane, however, with the goal of another charity, he arrived in Armenia.
There are the words said by him a few days ago in the video.
Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:49 AM
Philanthropist Hovhannes Oyunjyan passed away
Armenian doctor, philanthropist Hovhannes Oyunjyan passed away in Gyumri, Shirak province official website reported. Oyunjyan, a New-York-based famous Armenian doctor, marked his 98th birthday anniversary in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, on July 13, where he also attended the groundbreaking ceremony of a concert hall after his name.
To note, Oyunjyan who is also honorary citizen of Gyumri, founded the Oyunjyan charity fund in 1988, which has invested 7 million US dollars in Gyumri over the past 20 years. After being renovated in 2000, the Oyunjyan school N21 opened in Gyumri. Vardouhi Art School came into operation in 2014.
In 2015 Oyunjyan was awarded with “Poghos Nubar” medal by Armenia’s minister of diaspora for promotion of active connections between Armenia and Diaspora as well as for the great investment in the development of cooperation between Armenia and Diaspora.
Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:57 AM
The crashed S-25 military jet has been found in mountains near the city of Maralik, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan informs.
The two pilots - Lieutenant Colonel Armen Babayan and Major Movses Manukyan have been killed in the crash.
The military jet of the Armenian Ministry of Defense went missing at 10 a.m. this morning, 14 minutes into the flight.
The cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear.
Posted 05 June 2020 - 07:49 AM
by: John ParmerPosted: Jun 4, 2020 / 08:06 AM PDT / Updated: Jun 4, 2020 / 08:06 AM PDT
FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A part of Fresno’s Armenian history was lost early Thursday morning in a downtown Fresno fire.
A fire destroyed one home and badly damaged a second in Fresno’s historic Armenian town neighborhood.
Fresno Fire said the fire started around 12:30 a.m. near Santa Clara and M streets.
Fire investigators said the cause of the fire is under investigation.
There were homeless people in and around the homes, investigators said.
Fresno Fire said a hydrant was out of service near the homes that challenged firefighters.
Posted 06 August 2020 - 07:01 AM
Eleven Armenians have died, 250 are injured after a massive blast rocked Lebanon’s capital Beirut, Arevelk reports.
They are residents of different neighborhoods but were in downtown Beirut at the moment of the blast.
According to the source, some Armenians are still missing.
The blast killed at least 135 people and injured more than 4,000 others. A two-week state of emergency has begun in the country.
President Michel Aoun said the blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely in a warehouse.
The ammonium nitrate had reportedly been in a warehouse in Beirut port for six years after it was unloaded from a ship impounded in 2013.
Posted 08 August 2020 - 07:20 AM
YEREVAN. – The number of Armenians killed in Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut has risen to 13.
Anna Naghdalyan, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, said this in a conversation with Armenpress. "The Armenian embassy in Lebanon recently reported that the number of Armenians killed has reached 13," Naghdalyan said.
Posted 09 August 2020 - 07:50 AM
A nun is among the 13 Armenian victims of the Beirut explosion, Arevelk reported, citing its sources.
The nun, identified as Sophie Khosrovian, was an Iranian Armenian who served as an abbess at one of the churches in Lebanon. She was a member of the Sisters of Mercy Congregation.
The massive blast that hit the port of Beirut on 4 August has killed at least 154 people and injured more than 5,000 others.
More than 300,000 people have been left homeless in the wake of the blast.
Local authorities say the blast was caused by the detonation of more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse in the Beirut port for six years.
Posted 09 August 2020 - 07:51 AM
Posted 09 August 2020 - 07:52 AM
The Armenian Tavush region will send 20,400 medical masks to Beirut.
“Tavush, which became the center of attention, care and humanity, was naturally one of the first to respond to the tragedy of brotherly Beirut, to bring its participation to the support of the Republic of Armenia to the friendly country and the Armenian community,” reads a post on the Facebook page of Tavush Governor’s Office.
The first plane, loaded with 12 tons medicine, medical equipment, food and other supplied, will head for Beirut tonight.
Two more planes will carry humanitarian aid to Lebanon next week.
Posted 09 August 2020 - 07:52 AM
Members of Lebanon’s AYF join in the cleanup efforts
Members of various Armenian Youth Federation of Lebanon chapters in the Armenian-populated Bourdj Hammoud neighborhood, heeded the call of local authorities and on Friday evening took part in the area’s cleanup efforts, reported the Beirut-based Aztag Daily.
The cleanup involved sweeping glass and other debris from the explosion.
The AYF members called on the entire community to join in this effort and assist the Bourdj Hammoud authorities’ efforts to restore the neighborhood as quickly as possible.
Joining the effort were scouts from Beirut’s northern suburb of Kornet Hamra who joined their AYF colleagues in the Bourdj Hammoud cleanup. They also urged residents of their area to join in and bring the neighborhood some respite from the tragedy.
As of this writing, 154 people were reported to have died from Tuesday’s explosion, which has also impacted the Armenian community, whose leaders are reporting that 13 Armenians perished as a result of the blast.
The first of three humanitarian flights took off from Yerevan and is carrying 20 tons of emergency supplies to Lebanon.
Posted 10 August 2020 - 07:44 AM
The second plane with humanitarian aid from “Armenia‘s heart” and “the people of Artsakh” has landed in Beirut.
Armenia is expected to send more relief aid early next week.
The plane carried food supplies from the Republic of Artsakh. Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan will convene working consultations Monday to discuss the opportunities of further assistance.
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Posted 12 August 2020 - 08:35 AM
Armenia sends more than 12 tonnes of planeload in third relief flight to Beirut16:45, 11 August, 2020
YEREVAN, AUGUST 11, ARMENPRESS. The third plane carrying humanitarian aid to Lebanon will take off on August 11 from Armenia.
Deputy PM Tigran Avinyan’s spokeperson Vahan Hunanyan told ARMENPRESS that the third aircraft will deliver more than 12 tonnes in aid to Beirut, the Lebanese capital that was devastated by the August 4 major explosion in the port.
The first and second relief flights were sent on August 8 and August 9.
Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan
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