The Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh: Displaced People and Humanitarian Aid

The United States has announced the allocation of $11.5 million in humanitarian aid to the residents of the region.

28/09/2023 - 12:30
Source: AP News
Source: AP News

Following the conclusion of a military operation conducted by Azerbaijan last week, thousands of ethnic Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh are leaving their homes in families, as reported by, citing Al Jazeera.

According to TASS news agency, over 28,000 people out of the 120,000 ethnic Armenians who consider Nagorno-Karabakh their home have already arrived in Armenia. Photos from the AP news agency show hundreds of cars and buses congested on a mountain road from Azerbaijan.

It's worth noting that when Armenians hurriedly left the capital of Karabakh, known as Stepanakert in Armenia and Hankendi in Azerbaijan, petrol stations were overwhelmed with panicked people. As a result, a massive fire at a fuel depot on Monday claimed the lives of 68 people, with hundreds injured, according to local authorities. 168 of the injured were transported to Armenia by Russian and Armenian helicopters.

In response to the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, the United States has pledged $11.5 million in humanitarian aid to the region's residents. Additionally, France will provide Armenia with 7 million euros to address the social problems faced by displaced people. It has also been announced that France will open a consulate in the border town of Syunik, as stated by the French Foreign Minister, Catherine Colonna.



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