08/12/2021 Nagorno-Karabakh (International Christian Concern) – Stepanakert and other regions of Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian: Artsakh) have been without water for nearly a week according to local sources. The primary water source, a major levee, has been blocked by Azerbaijan, causing an emergency water shortage. As temperatures soar in Stepanakert and Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenians suffer from the newest threat against them.
In late 2020, Azerbaijan, supported by Turkey, launched a military initiative against Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Since Azerbaijan’s victory occupying forces have repeatedly worked to demolish and deface the remnants of Armenian’s Christian heritage in the area.
Azerbaijan has also violated Armenia’s sovereign borders and reportedly fired on Armenian troop positions in Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenians, a historically Christian people, are facing persecution in multiple avenues as Azerbaijan threatens their physical safety and wellbeing, in addition to their cultural and historical sites.
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