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Austria declared offering €600,000 to Syrian-Armenian refugees who fled the violence at home to Armenia, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reports.

Repercussions of the Syrian crisis have reached as far as Armenia, where some 9,000 Syrians have taken up refuge, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger said in a statement. Half of the Syrian refugees in Austria are children suffering from malnutrition, he added.

Armenian Government has asked Austria to help it secure housing, in addition to other forms of aid, for the Syrian-Armenian families that fled their country, Spindelegger added.

Austria has so far aided the Syrian refugees with a total of €7.4 million.

The number of Armenians in Syria was estimated at 100,000 at start of the crisis.

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