As of 15:00 Wednesday, September 27, a total of 50,243 people who were forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) have crossed the border into the Republic of Armenia. Nazeli Baghdasaryan, spokesperson for the Armenian Prime Minister, provided this information during a briefing.
She noted that this number increased by 3,000 from the data reported at 12:00. Additionally, Baghdasaryan mentioned that accommodations have been arranged for approximately 5,700 people at this time.
Furthermore, Baghdasaryan mentioned that 74 more medical patients have been transferred to the Republic of Armenia, bringing the total to 311. All patients are currently receiving inpatient treatment.
Regarding the issue of residence, she stressed that the state has taken steps to address this matter for all citizens. Those who have residence issues are being assisted by the government. Others have been sent to their chosen places of residence, but she urged them to register in their designated regions. This registration will help facilitate the targeted use of humanitarian aid in the future.
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.