As of 8am Wednesday, 42,500 forcibly displaced persons have entered Armenia from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Nazeli Baghdasaryan, spokesperson of the Armenian prime minister, informed this during a press conference Wednesday.
According to her, 22,800 of them have already been registered.
Baghdasaryan noted that after crossing the Kornidzor checkpoint in Armenia, these displaced persons are registered in the humanitarian centers of Armenia’s Goris or Vayk cities, after which their accommodation takes place.
"Around 4,002 people have made use of the accommodation facilities provided by the state; this is a primary aid. For us at the moment the overriding goal is to provide the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh with a certain accommodation, then other places of residence will be provided. This is ten percent of Artsakh Armenians who entered Armenia," said the Armenian PM’s spox.
The current Armenian state-provided accommodation—by Armenia’s provinces—of the forcibly displaced persons from Artsakh is as follows:
Syunik - 1,465
Vayots Dzor - 810
Gegharkunik - 976
Tavush - 298
Armavir - 200
Aragatsotn - 30
Shirak - 203
Kotayk - 20
"The rest of the people wanted to organize their living matters on their own, but this does not mean that the [Armenian] state refuses to take further care [of them]," added the spokesperson of the Armenian premier.