Christian Solidarity International has received a report from partner in Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh). This is stated in the message of the organization on the social network X.
“In various places, the roads are controlled by Azerbaijani soldiers. We can only send emergency vehicles to villages served by these roads if they are accompanied by the ICRC and the Russian peacekeepers. Right now, there is a baby who has just been born, who needs artificial support to breathe. We can’t send anyone to bring her to Stepanakert, because there are no Russian or ICRC vehicles available.
This morning we still don’t have electricity. There is smoke everywhere because people are cooking outside with wood.
Many people are still at the airport, waiting. Thousands of displaced people from the villages are living in basements. There is still no humanitarian aid. There is no bread and no food in the shops. We are just waiting. There are no official announcements. People are very scared.
Azerbaijan starved these people for nine months, waited until their medical supplies ran out, then bombed the whole country, and is now preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid or the evacuation of the wounded.
And that’s just what we know about. In most of the country, communications are still down.
This is genocide,” the message says.