Until now, more than 800 Lebanese-Armenians have arrived in Armenia. This is what High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs of Armenia Zareh Sinanyan told reporters in parliament today.
“Some of them arrived before the blast in Beirut, that is, when the first plane arrived in Yerevan. Currently, there are two flights from Beirut to Armenia every week, and all the planes are full of passengers. The Lebanese-Armenians have various problems, and the Office of the High Commissioner is constantly in contact with them. We’re still working on a package of actions to take, but some of the Lebanese-Armenians don’t need state support.
At this moment, Armenian society is very kind towards the Armenians devastated by the economic crisis and blast in Lebanon and is willing to help. Therefore, you would be surprised to know how many people are offering to host Lebanese-Armenians in their homes. There are people who are offering Lebanese-Armenians to stay in their resorts. In other words, we can take care of everyone’s needs,” he said, adding that the package of actions will be placed into circulation on September 1.