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100,520 Forcibly Displaced Persons Enter Armenia from Artsakh as of Monday, October 2nd

100,520 Forcibly Displaced Persons Enter Armenia from Artsakh as of Monday, October 2nd

A significant mass exodus has taken place from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) as a staggering 100,520 forcibly displaced individuals entered Armenia from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) as of 4pm on Monday. According to Nazeli Baghdasaryan, the spokesperson for Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, this data was shared during a press briefing, shedding light on the gravity of the situation.

Baghdasaryan revealed that 21,107 vehicles from Artsakh have crossed the Hakari bridge into Armenia, indicating the scale of the displacement. However, she also noted that the pace of arrivals has significantly slowed down, suggesting that the major flow of people from Artsakh to Armenia has subsided. Those who have remained in Nagorno-Karabakh are primarily officials and a smaller portion of the local population.

Amid this crisis, Armenia has registered 89,167 forcibly displaced persons from Artsakh. Notably, 54 percent of these individuals, totaling 53,935, have sought accommodations provided by the Armenian state, highlighting the urgent need for shelter and assistance for these displaced families.

The distribution of displaced individuals in Armenia's provinces is as follows:

- Aragatsotn: 2,454

- Ararat: 13,050

- Armavir: 5,186

- Gegharkunik: 4,337

- Lori: 3,263

- Kotayk: 13,297

- Shirak: 2,558

- Syunik: 5,089

- Vayots Dzor: 2,134

- Tavush: 2,567

The influx of displaced individuals highlights the pressing need for humanitarian aid, shelter, and support in Armenia. The international community, including aid organizations and neighboring countries, are urged to assist in providing relief to those affected, ensuring their safety, well-being, and a semblance of normalcy amidst the ongoing crisis. The Armenian community and its Diaspora continues to work tirelessly to provide essential services and assistance to the displaced population, emphasizing the importance of collective efforts in this critical time.


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