Azerbaijan 2018


Humanitarian Compendium

Total Requested:
$12,250,000
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%

As a result of the protracted conflict over Nagorno Karabakh with Armenia, approximately one million Azerbaijanis were forcibly displaced according to the official statistics, becoming IDPs and refugees. The continued clashes that took place in April 2016 at the frontline demonstrated that there is a constant risk of escalation that may erupt at any time. The last flare-up of hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia particularly affected the lives of communities residing in areas close to the frontline.

IOM has been implementing projects to address the socio-economic needs of the conflict-affected population in the country. IDPs and refugees face a higher rate of unemployment and poverty than that of the general population. While the overall rate of unemployment is about 5 percent countrywide, it’s about 15 percent among the displaced persons and refugees. IDP employment rates are low while rates of economic inactivity are high, making government subsidies by far the greatest contribution to IDP incomes. 54 percent of all IDP household members are reported as being economically inactive, compared to 36 percent of non-IDPs. When it comes to household heads, 26 percent of household heads in IDP families are inactive compared to 16 percent in non-IDP households. Mine victims, of which there are about 2,500 in the country, are one of the most vulnerable groups of the conflict-affected population, and face the same challenges. IOM enhances the opportunities for socio-economic reintegration of these vulnerable groups and their family members, by helping them to earn their livelihoods, improve their standard of living and become participatory members with enhanced self-esteem in their society. While reintegration assistance focuses on individual and group vulnerabilities, the community stabilization and transition initiatives IOM envisages target interventions at the community level. Under the health component, IOM Azerbaijan plans to design and implement interventions to improve access to comprehensive health services, including mental and psychosocial support.

IOM is a member of all clusters in Azerbaijan as an implementing partner and co-leads the CCCM and Shelter/NFI, and works in close cooperation with other humanitarian actors to avoid overlapping of assistance. IOM Azerbaijan enjoys close relations with state agencies, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Emergency Situations, State Migration Service, State Border Service, State Committee on IDP and Refugee Affairs, and civil society organizations. IOM has a strong presence in the country due to the wide spectrum of its current activities, targeting different types of vulnerabilities in the country. 

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 25,000 conflict-affected individuals


Contact Information: Contact   Contact the Donor Relations Division Tel: +41.22.717.9111  


Total Requested:
$12,250,000
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%
Azerbaijan Migration Crisis Operational Framework
Requested 12,250,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%

  Return and Reintegration Assistance

  • Amount Requested: USD 4,300,000 Amount Received: USD 0

  Health Support

  • Amount Requested: USD 2,150,000 Amount Received: USD 0

  Activities to Support Community Stabilization and Transition

  • Amount Requested: USD 5,800,000 Amount Received: USD 0
Total Requested:
$12,250,000
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%
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