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Nagorno Karabakh: International Red Cross

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL12294, tabled on 19 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of access the International Committee of the Red Cross has had to the Nagorno-Karabakh region and adjoining territories; and what steps, if any, they are taking to increase such access.

Answered on

2 February 2021

The UK Government is aware that humanitarian organisations have had difficulties in gaining access to the Nagorno Karabakh region. The challenges they have faced include ongoing questions around political status and the winter weather. The Minister for the European Neighbourhood and the Americas has continued to raise the importance of all humanitarian agencies, including the ICRC, having access to the region in her engagements with both the Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers.