UNHCR helps displaced Syrian-Armenians facing hardship amid pandemic

Syrians who fled conflict to the land of their ancestors in Armenia are struggling to restart their lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. UNHCR has stepped in to provide support.

28 May 2020

Summer camp in Armenia helps displaced youth settle in

Youngsters who fled conflict and persecution find new friends and new confidence at summer camp in Armenia.

18 Sep 2017

Nansen legacy lives on for Syrian refugees in Armenia

A jeweller and his family flee Syria and find safety in their ancestral homeland of Armenia.

12 Aug 2015

Ukrainian family enjoys peace in Armenia but faces major challenges

When conflict erupted in Ukraine in November 2014, Artyem and Ella Nakhoyans and their four children were forced to flee.

25 Jun 2015

Cookies and cakes prove a winner for Syrian bakers in Armenia

Azniv and Sevan are among the estimated 12,000 members of Syria's ethnic Armenian population who have fled to Armenia since the Syrian crisis erupted in 2011.

18 Aug 2014

Refugees in Armenia get wired for work

A UNHCR-funded computer training course is opening doors to better job opportunities for refugees in Armenia, like 23-year-old Ramella.

7 Apr 2011

UNHCR inaugurates residential block for Iraqi refugees in Armenia

UNHCR inaugurates "Social House" - a special residential centre with 46 apartments for Iraqi refugees in the southern Armenian village of Darbnik.

3 Jul 2009

An Iraqi Armenian teen shows the way to a new life

A budding young hair stylist sets an example to other Iraqi Armenians who have sought shelter in the land of their ancestors after fleeing violence in Iraq.

30 Oct 2008

Nansen Award winner Kanai uses prize to help in Armenia and Azerbaijan

Japanese optometrist Akio Kanai has used all the prize money that came with his Nansen Refugee Award to assist refugees and internally displaced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, countries where he has been helping victims on both sides of the conflict for almost a decade.

19 Apr 2007