French humanitarian convoy for Nagorno-Karabakh, led by Paris Mayor, en route to blockaded Lachin Corridor
YEREVAN, AUGUST 30, ARMENPRESS. A French humanitarian convoy for Nagorno-Karabakh is en route to the Armenian village of Kornidzor where the entrance to the Lachin Corridor is located. Previously sent aid convoys have been blocked by Azeri border guards at an illegal checkpoint.
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo is personally leading the convoy, which consists of 10 trucks and started the trip from central Yerevan.
The French convoy carries emergency aid for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh who are facing a humanitarian crisis resulting from the Azerbaijani blockade.
The new convoy, sent by the City of Paris, the regions of Île-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hauts-de-France, Occitania and Pays de la Loire, will join the Armenian humanitarian convoy and the previously sent French aid truck stranded at the entrance of Lachin Corridor in Kornidzor because of the Azerbaijani blockade.
“We are in Armenia together with elected officials from Paris and other cities. The 120,000 population of Artsakh, including 30,000 children, has been isolated for nine months, is facing starvation and is deprived of everything. We are providing urgent aid regarding this humanitarian disaster,” Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo said in a post on X.