2,500 Syrian Armenians have arrived in Armenia since May
2,500 Syrian Armenians have arrived in Armenia since May –
ARKA News – About 2,500 Syrian Armenian refugees have arrived in Armenia since 2015 May, Diaspora minister Hranush Hakobyan told a parliament Q&A session today.
She said 600 families are being provided with money to pay apartment rent and another 150 people have received low-interest loans (4% per annum) for starting businesses in Armenia.
According to her, thirty Syrian Armenian orphans and 46 elderly people have been institutionalized here.
She said both international organizations, some countries as well private persons are providing assistance to Syrian refugees in Armenia, but ‘the attention of international organizations is now drawn to the refugees in Europe.’