Karabakh: Syrian Refugees Flee One War Zone for Another

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Syrian Armenians arriving in Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding buffer zone often get free housing, but face a poor economy.

About 20,000 Syrian refugees have settled in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011. Most of them are Syrian Armenians, descendants of those who fled the Ottoman Empire a century ago amid the genocide against Armenians there.
 

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The original version of this story referred to many of the places named as being in Nagorno Karabakh; they are in fact in the surrounding territories controlled by the Armenian armed forces. EurasiaNet regrets the error.

Karabakh: Syrian Refugees Flee One War Zone for Another

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