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New Data Reveals 7,825 Artsakh Residents Left Armenia Since September 2023


New Data Reveals 7,825 Artsakh Residents Left Armenia Since September 2023
Photo Credit: David Ghahramanyan

Recent data released by the Armenian government shed light on the ongoing plight of Armenians forcibly displaced from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to Armenia since September 2023. According to the latest figures, a staggering 7,825 Artsakh residents who left Armenia during this period have yet to return.


The data, obtained in response to a request from Sputnik Armenia, revealed that out of a total of 13,619 individuals with Artsakh registration who departed Armenia, only 5,794 have returned within almost five months. This leaves a significant number of individuals still grappling with displacement and uncertainty.


Currently, Armenia hosts a total of 101,848 displaced Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh, including 30,000 children. The majority of these displaced individuals, numbering 72,626, reside in various provinces across Armenia, while the remainder are located in the capital city of Yerevan.


In light of these challenges, the Armenian government has pledged to explore additional measures to support displaced persons. This includes discussions on providing assistance such as building houses or facilitating apartment purchases, as well as offering social housing to those facing obstacles due to objective reasons.


Furthermore, the government reported that 8,277 families from Artsakh already have apartments in Armenia, indicating some progress in addressing housing needs for displaced individuals. However, the sheer scale of displacement underscores the urgent need for sustained efforts to provide comprehensive support and address the long-term needs of affected communities.


As Armenia continues to grapple with the aftermath of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, the plight of displaced persons remains a pressing concern. The government's commitment to addressing these challenges is crucial in ensuring the well-being and stability of those affected by displacement, as they strive to rebuild their lives in the face of adversity.

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