The Information Headquarters of Artsakh presented the bulletin of the 54th day of the blockade as of February 2. ARMENPRESS reports, the Information Headquarters of Artsakh stated that 7 children are in the neonatal and intensive care unit of the children’s hospital. 12 adult patients are in the intensive care unit, 5 of them are in extremely serious condition, 568 citizens were deprived of the opportunity to solve their health problems through surgery.
“Due to the difficult economic situation, at least 5,100 people have lost their jobs and source of income,” the message states.
According to the Information Headquarters of Artsakh, more than 21,200 tons of vital goods would have arrived in Artsakh if there was no blockade, during which only a small part was delivered by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Russian peacekeeping troops.
120,000 people of Artsakh are being held hostage by Azerbaijan under blockade for 54 days.
Due to the blockade, Artsakh’s population of 120,000 (including around 30,000 children, 20,000 elderly people, 9,000 people with disabilities) suffer many deprivations and face a high risk of malnutrition and frostbite, among other rights violations.
41 kindergartens and 20 long-day educational institutions have been closed since January 9 due to the worsening food shortage under the blockade.
5,528 children are no longer able to attend kindergarten, being deprived of the opportunity to receive proper care and food.