About Us

Objective of the EU Funded Increased Resilience of Syrian Armenians and Host Population (IRIS) programme is to contribute to the National Integration Policy that intends to guarantee a dignified life for Syrian Armenians in Armenia through full protection and integration, with the specific objective to improve social and economic resilience of Syrian Armenians and host population and to strengthen institutional capacities for economic growth in Armenia.

The programme is being implemented by the consortium consisting of the Armenian Caritas Benevolent NGO, Armenian Red Cross Society, Centre for Coordination of Syrian Armenians’ Issues NGO, SME Cooperation Association and led by the Austrian Red Cross. Save the Children is Associate partner to the programme.

IRIS programme is funded by the European Union, through the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, the EU Madad Fund, Austrian Development Cooperation and Austrian Red Cross. 

About Us

What we do

  • Economic Integration
    Organisational structure for a business incubator (BI) established for Syrian Armenians and local Armenians jointly with state and non-state actors, Syrian Armenians and local Armenians provided with business development support; sustainable continuation of the business incubation system promoted and advocated for with relevant state and non- state actors; employment skills and site promotion for Syrian Armenians improved.
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  • Housing Support
    Most vulnerable Syrian Armenians provided with monthly subsidies; sustainable housing options explored, developed and fine-tuned with main stakeholders.
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  • Information Services
    Multi-sectorial info hub established comprehending all services offered to Syrian Armenians from state and non-state actors; provision of visiting services for older people and people with disabilities among Syrian Armenians, most vulnerable Armenians and other displaced people in Armenia; psychological and social consultations/services offered for Syrian Armenians.
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  • Social Inclusion
    Capacities of children, teachers, partners and state stakeholders on addressing Syrian Armenian issues improved through trainings on tolerance and psychological First Aid; social inclusion and integration of Syrian Armenian and local children and youth increased through joint after-school activities.
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IRIS Programme Office
Austrian Red Cross Office
Address Amiryan 12/2, Yerevan 0010, Armenia
IRIS Business Incubator
Address Amiryan 12/2, Yerevan 0010, Armenia
Phone +374 11 47 47 24
Psycho-Social Support Centre
Address Isahakyan 27, Yerevan 0009, Armenia
Phone +374 60 62 70 70