Nagorno-Karabakh exodus: 88,780 forcibly displaced persons cross into Armenia


YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 29, ARMENPRESS. The number of forcibly displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh who’ve arrived to Armenia via the Hakari Bridge reached 88,780 as of 10:00, September 29, the Prime Minister’s spokesperson Nazeli Baghdasaryan said at a press briefing.

The number stood at 84,780 at 06:00, and judging by the dynamics “there’s already a decrease in the intensity of the inflow,” she said.

As of 12:00, 20,306 people had accepted the accommodation options offered by the government.

2000 forcibly displaced persons were transported from Stepanakert with a bus convoy sent from Yerevan.  The buses will offer transportation to everyone who wants to leave NK.

The Armenian government offers accommodation to all arriving forcibly displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh. Some of the forcibly displaced persons chose to stay with their relatives or friends in Armenia.

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