Armenia: A Safe Place


Reuters AlertNet

Aug 19 2008

Tigran*, an elderly man, was sold into slavery in Chechnya. He was
eventually returned to Armenia without any documents, his house had
been sold and he had no way to support himself. With no other options,
Tigran turned to UMCOR for help.

UMCOR’s Anti-Trafficking Program provides medical, psychological,
social and legal assistance to survivors of trafficking. Tigran
obtained a new passport, received much-needed medical assistance and
was accepted into a state-defined disability group so he could collect
his retirement pension. He now lives in a state-run retirement home
free of the fear of being forced into slavery again.

You can be part of UMCOR’s life-changing work in Armenia by giving
to Armenia Emergency, UMCOR Advance #250225.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS