The primary duty of the Armenian government is to receive, in the most caring way possible, our brothers and sisters who were forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh, and to provide for their most urgent needs. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated this at Thursday’s Cabinet meeting of the Armenian government.
He asked Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Khachatryan to present the currently available statistics on those forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia.
The deputy PM noted that as of 10am today, the total number of forcibly displaced people was 66,500.
"In addition, I would like to draw attention to the fact that most of these people were displaced to Armenia especially yesterday and the day before yesterday. In general, if a total of 9,000 people were displaced during the first two days, on September 24 and 25, then only on the 26th of the month, the number of displaced was 22,800, and yesterday—26,600, and from midnight to 6am today—8,100. The intensity of arrivals is very high," Khachatryan emphasized.
According to him, about 10,967 persons displaced from Karabakh have received shelter in Armenia, and the distribution of lodgers is almost the same throughout the country, but only there were a little more in Kotayk and Syunik Provinces.
"We are working to identify those persons who at that moment turn to our respective agencies for need," added the Armenian deputy premier.