The unfolding humanitarian crisis in Artsakh (often referred to as Nagorno-Karabakh) cannot be ignored. Over the span of nine months, reports indicate that the population has been grappling with challenges that have severely affected their daily lives, from blockades that have led to shortages, to bombings and potential civilian casualties.
Impact Investing TV recently dedicated an emergency episode to shed light on the ongoing situation in this part of our continent. During the episode, discussions revolved around the broader theme of the season: impact investing worldwide, and it emphasized the importance of being mindful of the broader repercussions of our business investments and actions on societies around the world.
The episode brought in a special guest, Sheila Paylan, an expert in international criminal law and former legal advisor to the United Nations. Paylan, with over 15 years of experience advising international tribunals and working on issues of human rights and gender, provided a comprehensive background on the situation in Artsakh. She highlighted the challenges faced by the local population, from disruptions in essential supplies like food and medicine to the challenges in infrastructure and connectivity.
When asked about potential solutions and the role of the international community, Paylan mentioned the importance of global awareness, the role of media in shaping perceptions, and the significance of freedom and cultural preservation.
By the end of the episode, viewers were left with an understanding of the complex nature of the situation in Artsakh and the broader implications of our global actions and investments.
The key takeaway? It's crucial for global citizens, investors, and governments to be well-informed and considerate of the wider impact of their decisions, ensuring that humanitarian concerns are always at the forefront. You can watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/eWj8LLmjbWg