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Syrian refugees

. 1 min read

The war in Syria continues with impacts reaching far beyond its borders.
With no sign of a pending peace agreement, thousands of Syrian-Armenian
refugees have traveled to Armenia in search of a secure and safe refuge. More
than 10,000 Syrian-Armenian refugees have fled to Armenia since the fighting
started two years ago; among them, 7,000 have applied for residency. The Syrian
city of Aleppo, which was home to most of Syria’s 100,000 Armenians, has seen
some of the heaviest fighting.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is supporting these refugees by facilitating their integration in
Armenia. Specifically, UMCOR will provide hygiene kits to 1,334 displaced
Syrian families, psychological support, and Armenian language classes for
school age children.