Arpine Haroyan currently studies English and Communication at the American University of Armenia. She studied musicology at Komitas State Conservatory, has an Associate's Degree in Culture and Tour Management and worked as the foreign affair’s manager for the Little Singers of Armenia. Arpine also contributed to various cultural events and projects as organizer and content manager.
Over 5500 senior citizens in Armenia who are not eligible to receive a pension, are on welfare. They receive about $50 US per month. Armenia’s minimum food basket, according to the Ministry of Health stands at about $72 US per month. In this photo story, EVN Report tries to understand how these pensioners survive.
Many took the harrowing experience with them to their graves. Others would share only fragments of memories. All of them suffered unimaginable loss. They were the orphans of the Armenian Genocide and their stories must never be forgotten.
A tucked away city within a city, the district of Kond in Yerevan has a rich history and a promising future only if authorities undertake a large-scale restoration. What are the stories of Kond and what does the future hold for one of the oldest quarters in the country’s capital?