Armenian refugee crisis
A note from Fuller Center for Housing President
David Snell about the Armenian refugee crisis
Armenia rarely makes our national news, and even the refugee crisis currently unfolding there barely gets a mention in our national media. However, it is a crisis indeed as more than 100,000 Armenians have fled the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which has long been a source of tension and warfare between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which has now seized control of the region.
The Armenian government is hoping to find these thousands of families temporary shelter, but they will need permanent, safe housing.
The Fuller Center for Housing of Armenia has built more permanent homes than any Fuller Center covenant partner in the entire world. They have been celebrating their 15th anniversary as a covenant partner this year, but this situation is now front and center.
Our team in Armenia is outstanding, and they are formulating how they can help respond to the long-term housing needs this crisis has created. It will be a long journey, but long-term commitments are nothing new for our team there — nor for the many Fuller Center volunteers and supporters who have shown their love for the Armenian people through the years.
It is certain that The Fuller Center of Armenia will need our help now more than ever in the months and years ahead. I hope that you will pray for our friends in this beautiful, historic country and that you will support our efforts to help all Armenians have simple, places to live in the years to come.
As always, we are forever grateful for your support. Thank you!
President, The Fuller Center for Housing