250 foreigners applied for asylum in Armenia in 2022

250 foreigners applied for asylum in Armenia in 2022

PanARMENIAN.Net - More than 250 foreigners, most of them from Ukraine, have applied for refugee status and asylum in Armenia since the beginning of the year, the country's Migration Service of reveals, according to Armenpress.

In January-March 2022, the Migration Service received applications from 13 countries of the world, including Ukraine, Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Lebanon, Syria.

Over the past ten years, Armenia has provided a refugee status to more than 1500 asylum seekers. In the past five years, the Migration Service has been receiving an average of 220 applications for asylum per year.

During the 2020 war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Migration Service collected the data about displaced persons from Artsakh, which it processes and sends to other agencies if necessary. Nearly 91,000 persons, 88% of whom are women and children, have been registered in the electronic database.

 Top stories
The situation on the contact line between Karabakh and Azerbaijan was relatively stable overnight, the Defense Army says.
Defense Minister Suren Papikyan has visited the southern Armenian province of Syunik, the Defense Ministry reported on March 18.
Armenia has registered Covid-19-related deaths in 23 vaccinated individuals so far, according to Health Minister Anahit Avanesyan.
Poland has donated 201,640 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Armenia's Health Ministry, the Polish Embassy in Yerevan reveals.
Partner news