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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...

Summer camp in Armenia helps displaced youth settle in

Summer camp in Armenia helps displaced youth settle in

The still waters and stunning landscape of Lake Sevan in Armenia make it a popular beach destination for tourists. But this year it also became the setting for a summer camp that helped 40 displaced young people from Syria, Iraq and Nagorno-Karabakh find confidence,...