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Armenia and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Title: Armenia and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Type: Article

Location: Armenia

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Source: Huffington Post (blog)

Date: 02 March 2017.

The article titled “Armenia and the Syrian Refugee Crisis”, co-authored by Luna Atamian and Haykaram Nahapetyan discusses Armenia’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Armenia has welcomes third largest number of Syrian refugees as a proportion of total population- 6 Syrian refugees per 1000 inhabitants.

Armenian government has responded to the crisis by offering a wide range of emergency assistance and integration projects- free health insurance, micro-credit scheme and scholarships for instance. To facilitate socio-cultural integration, the “adopt-a-family” project matches the refugees with Armenian host families.

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