Syrian-Armenian families apply for refugee status in Armenia since 2012
25.08.2012 13:40

46 Syrian-Armenian families have applied for a refugee status in
Armenia ever since the beginning of this year until Friday. And all
respective applications were approved, the Asylum Affairs Department
of Armenia's State Migration Service told Pastinfo News Agency.
According to the same source, SMS has approved all applications for
receiving housing, and dwellings were allocated for 51 members from 21
such families. Other Syrian Armenians have chosen to live at the homes
of their friends and relatives in Armenia.
Pursuant to Armenia's law, the persons who are recognized as refugees
and have been granted asylum in the country are under Armenia's
protection. They are given the right to legally reside in the country,
and without any time limitations.