Armenia appealed to the UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting over what it called a “deteriorating humanitarian situation” in Nagorno-Karabakh after accusing Azerbaijan of blocking supplies to the disputed region.

“The severe shortage of essential goods including food, medicine and fuel has been particularly exacerbated since 15 June 2023, when Azerbaijan completely blocked the Lachin corridor – the only road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia and the outer world – by denying any form of access to Nagorno-Karabakh, including humanitarian,” Armenia’s permanent representative to the UN, Mher Margaryan, wrote in a letter.