In a remarkable turn of events, a baby was born amidst the queue at Hakari Bridge. The heartwarming story was shared by Artsakh singer Lyoka Ghazaryan, who has been in Syunik for several days.
In his Facebook page, he posted a photo with a man and wrote, “A child was born in the queue on the Hakari bridge. This is the boy's father. He has lost his legs, but the hope and faith are still there! God bless them!”
In the wake of the large-scale aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, a somber exodus has continued for the second consecutive day, with countless residents compelled to leave their cherished homelands and embark on a journey to Armenia. The urgency of the situation leaves them with little time to collect their personal belongings, as they abandon their homes and property behind.
Some individuals set out in their own vehicles, while others find refuge on government-provided buses, desperately seeking safety from the unfolding crisis.
The Stepanakert-Kornidzor road bears witness to the harrowing mass movement, where a seemingly endless convoy of cars stretches out from the heart of Stepanakert, creating gridlock that strands people on the road for days on end.
For those arriving in Goris, the registration process is a crucial step in their journey. Subsequently, some proceed to reunite with relatives and friends living in Armenia, while others seek shelter in the temporary accommodations prepared for them. Tragically, many have been separated from their loved ones, parents, children, on their tumultuous journey and now face the uncertainty of their whereabouts, holding onto hope that they may find them at the headquarters or receive any form of assistance.
Compounding the distress, there have been instances where individuals arrive at the humanitarian headquarters while their possessions remain in trucks that have yet to reach the destination.
As of September 26, the number of internally displaced persons arriving in Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh has surged to over 19,000.