Problems facing Syrian Armenians discussed at the Ministry of Diaspora

Anna Nazaryan

Armenian Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan met with representatives of the civil society and religious organizations today to discuss the problems facing Syrian Armenians.

Arman Saghatelyan’s film “The Syrian Autumn of the Arab Spring” was screened within the framework of the meeting.

About 6,500  Armenians have moved to the Motherland since the escalation of situation in Syria. The issues of their accommodation and employment remain the most urgent ones.

According to Hranush Hakobyan, the inter-departmental commission set up at the initiative of the President of the republic is doing its best to help solve the problems Syrian Armenians face.

The Minister informed that the program of construction of houses for Syrian Armenians in areas around Yerevan is in progress. In the coming months the deprived Armenian families in  Syria will get $100 thousand in aid monthly.

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