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UNHCR has been present in Armenia since 1992. In July 1993, Armenia ratified the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. In 1994, Armenia ratified the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. In 2008, Armenia adopted a Law on Refugees and Asylum, which regulates the treatment of forcibly displaced and stateless people.

As of December 2023, Armenia hosted 150,725 forcibly displaced persons (including 145,966 refugees, 4,124 persons in a refugee-like situation, 635 asylum-seekers, and 520 stateless persons). In the case of asylum-seekers, Iraq, Iran, Ukraine and Egypt were the top countries of origin in 2023. At the end of September 2023, renewed hostilities triggered the arrival of over 100,000 refugees in Armenia. In addition, Armenia hosts 520 stateless persons.

UNHCR Armenia is focused on addressing the humanitarian needs and promoting the integration of the displaced population who have sought protection in Armenia. In its 30 years of presence in Armenia, UNHCR has supported the Government in jointly achieving progress in terms of legislative reforms, establishing asylum procedures, integration of displaced populations, and humanitarian response activities.

Additional information

For information about our work in Armenia:


Are you a refugee or asylum-seeker in Armenia? Find information about your rights and available services on our HELP site.

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Armenia website

Visit the UNHCR Armenia website for more information on our work in the area and the latest local news and stories.

Armenia (English) website

Armenia | Հայաստան (Հայերեն)

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Legislation and guidance

For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

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Office contact details

The UNHCR Representative in Armenia

Street and mailing address:
14 Petros Adamyan Street, 0010 Yerevan, Armenia

+37410 54 59 35

+37410 56 78 17

[email protected]

Time zone:
GMT +4

Working hours

  • Monday: 9:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday: 9:00 - 17:30
  • Wednesday: 9:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday: 9:00 - 17:30
  • Friday: 9:00 - 17:30
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed