#Armenia

Local activists in the Tumanyan area must assist in the rehabilitation of their area from chemical pollution

Local activists in the Tumanyan area must assist in the rehabilitation of their area from chemical pollution

A new project has been launched in the Tumanyan area of the Lori Region, aimed at creating and developing an informed and active civil society advocating the rehabilitation of...

Residents of Akhtala in Armenia are worried about their children's health. Dangerous heavy metals are to blame

Residents of Akhtala in Armenia are worried about their children's health. Dangerous heavy metals are to blame

The residents of the Akhtala enlarged community in Armenia are concerned about the health of their children because of the concentrations of arsenic and other dangerous heavy...

The results of biomonitoring in Armenia revealed the health burden on the inhabitants of the northern part of the province of Lori

The results of biomonitoring in Armenia revealed the health burden on the inhabitants of the northern part of the province of Lori

Arnika, together with its partner NGOs Centre for Community Mobilization and Support (CCMS) and the information organization EcoLur, conducted another survey of the health burden...

Arnika with Armenian partner organizations presented its activities to UN Special Rapporteur: Let's show a fair transition to a clean environment

Arnika with Armenian partner organizations presented its activities to UN Special Rapporteur: Let's show a fair transition to a clean environment

On November 25th, representatives of the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) for the region of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia had a...

Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Changing the law in favour of investors, sudden approval of controversial projects, unlawful construction of hydropower plants, illegal logging, or persecution of activists....

Arnika and the Armenian non-profit organizations CCMS and EcoLur, together with activists, continue to investigate the impact of chemical pollution by mining waste from the Akhtala plant on the health of local residents

Arnika and the Armenian non-profit organizations CCMS and EcoLur, together with activists, continue to investigate the impact of chemical pollution by mining waste from the Akhtala plant on the health of local residents

What effect does ore-mining have on the human body and how much does it burden it? To answer these and other questions, a team of experts from a joint project run by Arnika and...

ARNIKA, Center for Community Mobilization and Support, and EcoLur NGOs applied to the UN for support of residents suffering from the impact of mining and smelting enterprises

ARNIKA, Center for Community Mobilization and Support, and EcoLur NGOs applied to the UN for support of residents suffering from the impact of mining and smelting enterprises

Czech environmental public organization “Arnika”, “Center for Community Mobilization and Support” NGO (Alaverdi, Armenia) and “EcoLur” Informational NGO (Yerevan, Armenia)...

Problems with the Nahatak tailing dump continue: other residents report health problems

Problems with the Nahatak tailing dump continue: other residents report health problems

Although there has recently been a breakthrough in environmental activism in the village of Mets Ayrum, where a local mining company has offered compensation to a family living...

Breakthrough in Armenian environmental activism: mining company acknowledges environmental impact, offers compensation

Breakthrough in Armenian environmental activism: mining company acknowledges environmental impact, offers compensation

One of the families who took part in last year's research of pollution in industrial areas of Armenia, conducted by Arnika and its partner organizations, are about to receive...

Toxic pollution of soil confirmed in Northern Armenia

Toxic pollution of soil confirmed in Northern Armenia

High levels of dangerous chemicals in the soil of Lorri Province were reported in an analysis published today by Arnika and the Center for Community Mobilisation and Support...

Armenia joins the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Armenia joins the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Armenia now joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to minimise the impact of the mining industry on the environment and lives of people in the affected...

Teghout mine resumed operation. Tailing dump is in bad condition

Teghout mine resumed operation. Tailing dump is in bad condition

The company Vallex Group resumed operation in the Teghout mine in North-East Armenia on July 9, 2019.