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Introduction

Renewed hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the thirty-year Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) conflict broke out along the Line of Contact (LoC) on 27 September 2020. Despite an agreement on a humanitarian ceasefire reached in Moscow on 10 October, heavy fighting still continued affecting population centres in and around the NK conflict zone, as well as deep in Azerbaijan. Renewed commitments to the humanitarian ceasefire agreement were reached on 18 October (in Washington D.C) and 30 October (in Geneva), but unfortunately they did not hold. On 10 November, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation have signed an agreement to end the military conflict, which hopefully brings lasting truce to the hostilities.

Almost 50 day heavy fighting between the sides has significantly impacted social and civilian fabric around the NK region causing some urgent humanitarian needs and vulnerabilities. The Government of Azerbaijan has reported about 40,000 temporarily displaced since end of September. The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Azerbaijan has offered assistance to the Azerbaijani Government and provisioning of assistance has begun with several humanitarian agencies delivering Emergency Family Kits, WASH items and providing psychosocial support, particularly to children.

To exchange and coordinate information flow, the HR.info, Azerbaijan country specific micro-site has been established. HR.info serves as an operational information exchange platform among working groups and operational partners involved in the humanitarian response. HR.info also enables quick and easy access to all documents and information that is pertinent to the humanitarian response.