Tens of Thousands of Armenian Christians Cut Off by Military Blockade in Dire Straits

Tens of thousands of Armenian Christians are trapped in Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, due to a military blockade that isolates them from the rest of the world.

Nagorno-Karabakh is a predominantly Armenian enclave surrounded by Azerbaijan, a Muslim country. Azerbaijan has sealed the Lachin Corridor, the only path connecting these Armenian Christians to the outside world, since December 2022.

Food and medicine have ran short, miscarriages among pregnant women have quadrupled, and Azeri soldiers are kidnapping hospital patients during emergency medical evacuations, according to the Philos Project.

Although Armenia may appear to be far away, the Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew were the first to bring the Gospel to that country, and Armenia became the first nation to legally embrace Christianity in 301 A.D. However, its biblical connections date back far deeper. Mt. Ararat, where Noah’s ark is said to have landed, is the focus of Armenian life.


CBN News spoke with Center for Religious Liberty Ambassador Sam Brownback about the situation and what the US and Christians should do. Former Kansas Governor and Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback confirmed that the situation is severe and that the United States must act quickly. Christians, he asserted, must pray!

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