RA Government Endorsed Iraqi Armenians’ Integration Concept

RA GOVERNMENT ENDORSED IRAQI ARMENIANS’ INTEGRATION CONCEPT

news.am, Armenia
March 25 2010

RA Government approved concept on integration of Iraqi Armenians in
Armenia at the March 25 sitting.

Concept refers to 750 Iraqi Armenians who left the country due to
intolerance towards Christians by extremists during the war, RA
Government press service informed NEWS.am.

RA Premier Tigran Sargsyan noted that all organizations should assist
smooth integration of these families into society.

Armenian community of Iraq presently totals 15.000 people residing
in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Basra and Mosul cities. At the rough estimate,
about 2.000-2.500 Armenians left Iraq since the hostilities in the
country aroused.

As many as 1.960 Christians were killed in Iraq in 2003-2009.

Presently, the number of Christians in Iraq is about 500 000.

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