NAGORNO-KARABAKH — In the midst of the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) lies a profound symbol of hope – The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre – an internationally recognized special needs ‘Centre of Excellence,’ which was founded in 1998, following the end of the Nagorno Karabakh war. But earlier this month as violence escalated from Azerbaijan all of the staff were forced to evacuate. Baroness Caroline Cox, whose charity HART supports this vital work, is calling on the British Government to act urgently for a return to the ceasefire so this vital center can reopen.
As military offensives by Azerbaijan and Turkey against the historically-Armenian land of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) intensify Baroness Caroline Cox is calling on the British Government to act urgently see a ceasefire resume in this troubled region.
“Azerbaijan’s continuing attempt now at ethnic cleansing involves violations of international law targeting civilians with tanks, helicopters, heavy artillery, multiple rocket systems including Smerch and cluster bombs. Therefore will the minister say what the Majesty’s Government is doing more actively to promote a ceasefire?”
Baroness Cox is also deeply concerned that a disability rehabilitation center in Nagorno Karabakh supported by her charity HART has been forced to close. She explains how their staff there have been impacted including the center’s director Vardan.
“Since the fighting suddenly exploded most of the staff, nurses and specialists have been sent to Yerevan with their children for obvious reasons and Vardan himself is back inside Karabakh and is using his time to try to help people trapped in basements and cellars taking them medicines and helping in the middle of a very active war zone.”
Cox concluded by sharing how people can stand with the most vulnerable who have been impacted at this time.
“We do have a God who can do marvellous things, more than we can ever imagine and the God or miracles. And I think they need some of God’s miracles. But they happened during the last war in the 90s when I was there and I just ask you to pray God’s miraculous protection for His people.”
Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) is committed to serving people in need, especially those who are or who have been suffering from oppression and persecution. Our twofold remit combines aid and advocacy; providing resources for humanitarian aid and serving as advocates for those with whom we work, who often are neglected by international media and unable to communicate with the wider world.
- Global News Alliance, Calls for Urgent Action for Nagorno Karabakh Ceasefire
- HART, Official Website