Why Are The Yezidis Rapidly Emigrating From Armenia?


01.17.2014 11:43 epress.am

Yazidis living in Armenia are emigrating rapidly. If in the past they
left the country because of a lack of jobs and poor socioeconomic
conditions, added to these problems now is the high utility bills,
reports local daily Zhoghovurd in today’s issue.

Chair of the Union of Yezidis of Armenia Aziz Tamoyan, in conversation
with the paper, said that the Yezidi people don’t have work, so they
are unable to feed their families.

“Not only the Yezidis, but also Armenians live in poor social
conditions. The number of Yazidis living in Armenia today has been
reduced by half. They’re leaving. The recent rise in the price of
electricity and gas also contributed to this. People can’t survive.

Earn a little bit of money to what? [Choose between] buying food for
their livestock or paying the utility bills?” he said.

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