The situation in Armenia is dire: Left, center: Bakers at one of the few remaining bakeries in Stepanakert (the capital of Nagorno Karabagh) work throughout the night to provide bread for the local community; a young man goes home after finding just a few vegetables to return to his family. Upper and lower left: Children join a protest demanding the recognition of Artsakh as an independent state. Upper right: Mothers join in a group prayer before a rally in Stepanakert. Lower right: the village of Aghavno in Artsakh whose hundred inhabitants were asked to leave the premises.
The looming humanitarian disaster in the Armenian enclave, which has been under blockade for several months, revives the specter of ethnic and religious cleansing in this predominantly Christian region.