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By Sabina Mammadli
A total of 75.8 million manats ($44.6 million) in revenue was
collected by Azerbaijan's YASHAT Foundation, the foundation head
Elvin Huseynov said.
He made the remark at a press conference on the two-year
activities of the foundation in Baku. Notably, the foundation was
established to create a transparent, effective and accessible
platform to support disabled military servicemen and families of
martyrs, who protected the territorial integrity of the
According to Huseynov, the total expenses on YASHAT's activity
directions amounted to over 71 million manats ($41.7 million), and
the balance of funds – 4.2 million manats ($2.4 million).
Further, he added that expenses for improving the living
conditions of 2020 Second Karabakh War veterans and martyr families
equaled 41 million manats ($24.1 million), education, training, and
development of creative potential – 1.3 million manats
Besides, 6.7 million manats ($3.9 million) were spent on
consumer loans and repayment of other debt obligations of the war
veterans and martyr families, and 22.4 million manats ($13.18
million) - on treatment and psychological support.
The official noted that a total of over 1.04 million manats
($610,000) were donated by Azerbaijanis living abroad to the
According to Huseynov, this amount included 990,067 manats
($582,390), $10,180, 6,395 euro, 34,117 Turkish liras ($90.25),
2,844 roubles ($45.5), and 2,975 British pound sterling ($3,623)
collected from April 29, 2021, through May 31, 2021, during the
YASHAT Marathon held at the initiative of the Azerbaijan State
Committee for Work with the Diaspora and the YASHAT Foundation,
with the financial support and organization of the Azerbaijani
Diaspora Support Fund .
Noting that the purpose of the marathon was to bring together
Azerbaijanis living in different parts of the world to help the
Azerbaijani soldiers, Huseynov added that from May 25 through May
26, 2021, 5,061 manats ($2,980) was collected through SMS
Moreover, the official informed that the foundation sent its 177
seriously injured veterans of the 2020 second Karabakh war and
seven members of martyr families for treatment to Türkiye.
According to Huseynov, 160 of the persons have already returned
to Azerbaijan after undergoing treatment, while 23 seriously
injured veterans and one member of a martyr family continue
treatment in Türkiye. He added that Turkish doctors examined over
150 injured veterans.
“On March 10, 2021, a doctor invited from Türkiye checked up on
the seriously injured veteran in a coma. Between February 28 and
March 7, 2021, eight military doctors invited from Israel checked
up on 148 veterans with serious vision problems,” Huseynov
Huseynov added that 30 veterans were operated on, the vision of
two veterans was restored as a result of the operation, 55 veterans
were given prostheses, and 82 veterans were checked up.
“To continue the process of recovering the injured veterans, RGO
(Reciprocating Gait Orthosis) orthopedic devices worth 38,999
manats ($22,940), ordered by the foundation from abroad, were
delivered to the country. The equipment was used in the treatment
of seven injured veterans. A Giger MD (Medical Device)
rehabilitation device worth 47,200 manats ($27,760) was also
purchased for the treatment of injured veterans,“ he said.
Furthermore, Huseynov mentioned that professionals from all over
the world have checked up on Azerbaijani veterans, such as a member
of YASHAT's Board of Trustees, Professor of Neurology and Senior
Consultant at the University of Copenhagen, and President of the
International Headache Society Messoud Ashina, Assistant Professor
at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Comprehensive Headache
Center in Boston Sait Ashina, a doctor from Israel.
“In Türkiye, with the support of the foundation, a commission
consisting of two employees of the Azerbaijani State Agency Medical
and Social Expertise and Rehabilitation and two employees of the
Association for the Management of Medical Territorial Units was
established to assess the degree of disability of 28 seriously
injured veterans receiving treatment,” he shared.
The official emphasized that besides that on February 24, 2022,
a team of medical personnel from Value Added Medicine Medical Park,
one of the largest hospitals in Türkiye, arrived in Azerbaijan.
“The doctors examined up to 20 injured, and one child from a
martyr family, who underwent surgery in Türkiye, successfully
completed the treatment and returned to Azerbaijan,” Huseynov
Similarly, on May 20, 2022, a meeting was held with the
participation of representatives of the YASHAT Foundation, the
Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population and the
State Agency for Compulsory Health Insurance of Azerbaijan. At the
meeting, issues of further rehabilitation of persons undergoing
treatment in Türkiye after their return to the country were
discussed, he stressed.
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