Armenia: Need to monitor progress towards durable solutions

Some 20 years after the beginning of Armenia’s war with Azerbaijan and related violence, the 8,400 people internally displaced by the conflict have received hardly any government attention because other larger refugee and internally displaced groups have made competing demands on the state budget in a time of economic transition and crisis. International organisations have also largely neglected their plight.

23 February 2010 | Country Profile


Profile of Internal Displacement: Armenia

The Government of Armenia estimates that around 72,000 people are internally displaced as a result of the war with Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh (1992-1994). This figure includes an undetermined number of refugees from Azerbaijan who were initially settled inside Armenia and then became displaced again due to military operations in the border areas (UNHCHR 6 November 2000, paras 9, 11).

03 June 2003 | Country Profile


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