Conflicts & War

Third of ethnic Armenian population flees Nagorno-Karabakh

Tbilisi, September 27 (EFE).- More than 47,000 people have crossed into Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh, the government of Armenia reported Wednesday.

The exodus is equal to a third of the population of ethnic Armenians in the breakaway region claimed by Azerbaijan in its military offensive last week.

The government reported that 47,115 people had entered Armenia as of midday Wednesday, and 22,800 of those had already been officially registered.

It also said it has offered housing to all the displaced people arriving, while some are staying with friends or relatives, local media reported.

Some are placed in hostels, hotels, reception centers and other buildings in the city of Goris, which is located near the border with Azerbaijan.

Images from Armenian television show long queues of cars on the road leading to the humanitarian center in the small border town of Kornidzor. EFE


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