More than 100,000 ethnic Armenian refugees need to find warm housing before the winter sets in, Euronews reports, as it specifies that the country is struggling to cope with the crisis.
“In the town of Masis in Armenia, which lies on the border with Turkey, around 10,000 ethnic Armenian refugees from the Nagorno Karabakh region are being processed by the local authorities.
The Red Cross is also located in the town hall building, where it works to identify the assistance the new arrivals need. Nearby there are rooms where people can collect clothes and other items donated by local people, ands there’s also a food distribution point.”
In the town of Masis in Armenia, which lies on the border with Turkey, around 10,000 ethnic Armenian refugees from the Nagorno Karabakh region are being processed by the local authorities.
Employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Artsakh continue their search for individuals who have not yet been evacuated to Armenia, including the elderly, sick, and disabled.
They have assisted three people in reuniting with their family members. ICRC doctors… pic.twitter.com/y0zOrm55Q9
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The Red Cross reports that teams from the International Committee of the Red Cross are working to find people still in their homes after tens of thousands of people left the region:
“ICRC teams used megaphones to let people who may be bedridden or otherwise stuck in their homes that humanitarian assistance was available for those who needed help with food, water, medicines or to be moved to a different location.
In neighbouring Armenia, new arrivals were in need of food, water, shelter, medicine and mobile phone connections to contact loved ones they had become separated from.
“Our teams are working across the region to do whatever they can, including to reconnect families,” said ICRC spokesman Matt Morris.
One woman who shared her story of leaving her home said her family of 13 left with nothing but documents and the clothes they were wearing.
“And now I have nothing, (I) do not know where to take these children,” the woman said. “I am all confused, don’t know how to take care of them. I have a tumour myself, two of my grandsons have periodontal disease.””
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