Alone and struggling to survive

Author: Tatevik Tshughuryan


For 20 years Levon Afrikyan, a former miner in Alaverdi, Armenia, has struggled every day to survive.

A work accident left him disabled and the compensation he finally received was unbelievably low. The pandemic became another obstacle for Afrikyan to face all alone. Today he is fighting for decent living conditions and basic necessities, like a cane and crutches.

This video was prepared with support from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Caucasus Regional Office. All opinions expressed are the author’s alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of FES.