“It's a great blessing when we're able to save a child. We forget all the fatigue, exhaustion, and disaster.”
Female civil defence volunteers describe desperate rescue attempts.
Informal volunteer initiatives receive a fraction of donations but provide the bulk of humanitarian assistance.
Government accused of shrinking space for civil society with onerous legislation.
Event hears that collaboration is key in the fight against abuses.
Local aid agencies help the disadvantaged enjoy the holy month.
Project aims to provide aid to as many people as possible during the colder weather.
Attempts to block or amend contentious bill come to nothing.
Activists move abroad in anticipation of restrictions.
Bill hailed as result of successful consultation process between Yerevan and civil society.