Armenia has sheltered 2.5 thousand Syrian Armenians since May




Armenia has accepted 2.5thousand Syian Armenians since May, Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan said at the National Assembly today.

She said there are still 15 thousand Armenians in Syria, 7-8 thousand of them living in Aleppo.

Some international organizations provide certain assistance to countries that host migrants, Minister Hakobyan said. She added, however, that their attention is mainly focused on countries that have refugee camps, while this is not the case in Armenia.

The Diaspora Minister also attached importance to sending humanitarian aid to Syria.

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