In 1988 Soviet Armenian citizens of the northern regions of the country became victims of a mighty earthquake that almost destroyed the city of Spitak, damaged Leninakan (Gyumri) and Kirovakan (Vanadzor). Almost 30000 people died.

Because of crisis in 90’s and Karabakh war the state sis not have enough resources to build new houses and to provide food to the people and they were doing everything possible.

But even today when Armenia is developing the issue of homeless people of Gyumri and Spitak is actual. Many victims of the earthquake do not have homes even though many new building are built every year.