Some 100,000 refugees have arrived in Armenia because the finish of September and lots of have obtained assist from the UN’s Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM).
Listed below are a few of their tales.
Ophelia Aghajanyan: We’re pensioners. My husband, who was a soldier, is a disabled man. My son as properly. My sister’s solely baby was introduced right here in a closed coffin.
We buried quite a lot of our kin. I’ve left my holy lifeless, and I don’t blame myself; I’ve introduced a handful of soil with me. What are we going to do? I don’t know. Who cares about pensioners?
Andranik Harutyunyan: The identical day as they began hanging our village, our complete neighborhood moved into to a cave. When it was time for all of us to depart the village, nobody took something from Berdadzor. Some folks had been capable of get their household out by automobile, a minimum of. However some weren’t.
If anybody might help anybody in our neighborhood with a spot to dwell, the remaining shall be taken care of by us. All of us are working households. All of us will work to offer for our households.
Svetlana Lazaryan: (beforehand residing in Armenia) Once I determined to return again to Karabakh, the lady who I used to be residing with requested me a query: ‘The place are you going? You haven’t any residence, no possessions. I mentioned, ‘I don’t know the place, however I’m wanted there.’
I don’t know… The decision of the guts… The decision of blood. My mother and father are buried there. I’ve left my brother’s grave. I’ve left my father’s grave.
We perceive our personal ache. We should assist one another and never watch for some exterior help. Why does nobody wish to hear and see us, perceive our ache?
Edgar Yedigaryan: I’m engaged, and my fiancée is at the moment displaced in Hadrut area. We had determined to get married, however sadly this tragedy occurred. However once more, we’re not breaking up, we’re not falling into despair. We can overcome this and arise once more.
When it comes to discovering a job, if there’s no emptiness in state establishments, we will certainly do agriculture, farming, and care for our household. We’re working folks; all of us can create one thing.
Marianna Grigoryan: My mum and grandma fled within the Nineteen Nineties and we don’t have a home. I’m unaware of the idea of proudly owning a home. And to be sincere, I don’t even wish to know what that’s. As a result of I’ve seen how folks construct up these partitions, put bricks on one another, make a house to dwell in after which be obliged to destroy what they’ve labored on for 30, 20, 15 years, in a single second.
On the nineteenth, when that large warfare scenario began, folks flowed to Stepanakert. Beneath bombardment and taking pictures, we began working from basement to basement. We found out the quantity of individuals per place and began shortly amassing blankets, footwear, every little thing we had. What’s taking place right here (assist distributions), we had been doing the identical issues beneath bombing.