World’s prettiest village: Zardanashen

World’s prettiest village: Zardanashen 17 December 2020 By Knar Babayan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 4 min read Ask Zardanashen village kids of Artsakh where they are from, and they’ll unanimously reply with a delightful smile on their face -“We’re from the prettiest village in the world!” Zardanashen, perched atop the mountains in the south of…

Every house has a story from Artsakh

Every house has a story from Artsakh 6 November 2020 By Nane Vardanyan, Photos by: Gevorg Elmasakyan 4 min read COAF-supported villages have new residents – people who are still in their homeland but dream of returning to their abandoned homes. They left Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) more than a month ago, but Artsakh never left…

Together as one for Artsakh

Together as one for Artsakh 16 October 2020 By Nane Vardanyan 3 min read On September 27, Armenians woke up to war – perhaps to the first war for the younger generations and the most large-scale one for older generations who knew the bitter taste of it well. Armenia and Artsakh are facing a horrific…

Fighting the pandemic in rural regions of Armenia

Fighting the pandemic in rural regions of Armenia 16 July 2020 By Nane Vardanyan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read In April 2020, we stepped up efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis in rural Armenia. Considering the rising number of coronavirus cases, the lockdown, and the limited economic activity, we saw an urgent need…