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Refugees find safety in Armenia, but the future remains uncertain

Refugees find safety in Armenia, but the future remains uncertain

Karine, 24, had just given birth to her second child – a daughter named Mane – and was looking forward to her family arriving at the maternity hospital in Martakert, a town in Karabakh, to bring her and the baby home. Karine, 24, had just given birth to her second...

UNHCR is helping Syrian-Armenians displaced by the epidemic

UNHCR is helping Syrian-Armenians displaced by the epidemic

Life was going on quite well for a displaced Syrian family living in Armenia when COVID-19 outbreak emerged within the country. Now, the family of George (62) and Ani (54) Hakobean is striving to make ends meet, choosing between paying for rent and buying groceries to...

UNHCR helps displaced Syrian-Armenians facing hardship amid pandemic

UNHCR helps displaced Syrian-Armenians facing hardship amid pandemic

Life was tough for George, his wife Ani and their twins* after they fled Syria’s war to Armenia but the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it harder. His work as a taxi driver dried up and Ani’s business baking bread for neighbours stalled. They once had a prosperous...