Brussels, September 9 (ZXS) -- As the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) region escalated, the European Union announced on September 26 that it would provide 26 million euros in aid to meet the growing humanitarian needs there.

The European Commission said in an announcement on the same day that due to the armed conflict, about 1,35 people in the Nagorno-Karabakh region have fled to Armenia; at the same time, there is a serious shortage of local food supplies and insufficient power and drinking water supplies.

To this end, the EU has decided to provide 500 million euros in assistance to the Nagorno-Karabakh region through its humanitarian partners, in accordance with the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence, mainly for the population of Nagorno-Karabakh who have fled to Armenia and vulnerable groups there.

According to the announcement, the EU, through Armenia's humanitarian partners, will provide cash, emergency shelter, food, livelihood and other assistance to people fleeing to Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh, which is expected to benefit about 2,5 people, and through the ICRC, it will provide food, health, emergency shelter, logistics and other assistance to vulnerable groups in Nagorno-Karabakh, which is expected to benefit about 6,<> people.

European Commission Commissioner for Crisis Management Renalčić said in the announcement that with the arrival of winter, the people fleeing to Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh region will face more challenges, so the EU is increasing humanitarian assistance to urgently support the people in the Nagorno-Karabakh region who fled to Armenia and the local vulnerable groups.

The Nagorno-Karabakh region, located in the southwest of Azerbaijan, is inhabited by ethnic Armenians, and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan and Armenia have long been in a state of hostility over the ownership of the Innagorno-Karabakh region. In September 2020, fierce clashes broke out between the two sides, resulting in a large number of deaths and injuries. Since September this year, the two sides have accused each other of attacking border posts, and the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh has escalated again.

The European Commission's announcement on the 26th said that since September 2020, the EU has provided multiple rounds of assistance to the Nagorno-Karabakh region; Including a new round of €9 million, the EU has provided more than €500.2020 million in humanitarian assistance to Nagorno-Karabakh since September 9. (End)