To enhance Armenia’s social protection system, we have identified two main pathways. The first is related to the coverage, adequacy, quality, and effectiveness of rights-based and universal social protection programmes and community-based services. The second pathway aims to develop the enabling environment for the social protection system to flourish and become shock-responsive. In 2021, the UN continued efforts to enable community-based care and support services, offering safe spaces and protection and psychosocial wellbeing.

This has created an environment where children, especially those displaced, with disabilities or other vulnerabilities, feel safe and protected and have the opportunities to thrive.

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“The [rehabilitation] sessions with professionals are essential for children’s development.”
Mother of Tigran, a curly 6-year old boy who is always cheerful after his physiotherapy sessions to strengthen muscles and counseling to develop cognitive skills