Topic: Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

YEREVAN — On August 19, World Humanitarian Day, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative announced the designated organizations selected by the 2022 Aurora Humanitarians, one of whom will be named the 2022 Aurora Prize Laureate in Venice,[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — It was a memorial tribute to an Armenian individual who embodied the best in education, scholarship, compassion and philanthropy. “What a voyage I have been on,” he once wrote. On Wednesday, April 13,[...]

YEREVAN — On April 24, on the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative announced the names of the 2022 Aurora Humanitarians, chosen for their exceptional impact, courage and commitment to putting themselves[...]

VENICE — The sixth annual Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded this week to Julienne Lusenge, a human rights defender, co-founder of Women’s Solidarity for Inclusive Peace and Development (SOFEPADI) and Fund for[...]

NEW YORK — On June 5, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative held an Aurora Dialogues Online event titled “Vartan Gregorian. The Aurora Co-Founder,” focused on Vartan Gregorian’s extraordinary life as humanitarian, educator and[...]

By Robert D. McFadden NEW YORK (New York Times) — Vartan Gregorian, the ebullient Armenian immigrant who climbed to pinnacles of academic and philanthropic achievement but took a detour in the 1980s to restore a fading New York Public[...]

YEREVAN — The Co-Founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Noubar Afeyan, Vartan Gregorian and Ruben Vardanyan, and the Chair of the Aurora Prize Selection Committee Lord Ara Darzi have announced that Aurora will donate $200.000 to[...]

By Ara Darzi When the coronavirus pandemic struck the UK and Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the nationwide lockdown in March, I knew I had to do something to help my patients and my colleagues. This was a national and international[...]

YEREVAN — The AraratChallenge movement launched by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative made a $120,000 donation this week to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia to buy lung ventilation devices. “This is truly an[...]