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20 December 2021, 19:57

Yazidi community in Armenia ready to welcome Yazidi refugees from Bruzgi hub near Grodno

GRODNO, 20 December (BelTA) – A Yazidi community in Armenia is ready to provide Yazidi refugees from the Belarusian logistics hub Bruzgi near Grodno with housing and jobs, BelTA learned from Rustam Bakoyan, a member of the Armenian parliament, a representative of the Yazidi community.

It is the 43rd day of the refugees' stay at the Belarusian-Polish border. They stay in the transportation and logistics hub Bruzgi. Yazidis from Iraq are among them, too. They believe that going back to Iraq can be fatal for them.

Rustam Bakoyan said: “Today I've come on a private visit in order to find out the local accommodation conditions and to learn what the people are worried about and what they want. A decision will be made after that. There are several options. Moving to Armenia is one of them.”

The Armenian MP noted that there is a strong Yazidi community in Armenia. “This is why the community is ready to provide these people with housing and jobs. There are businessmen, who are ready to help them start a business,” he added. In his words, negotiations at the interstate level will follow. Armenia supports the idea beforehand, he noted.

At present there are 47 Yazidi refugees in the Bruzgi hub, with women and children representing more than half of them.

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