Al Jazeera video on the Syrian Armenians still in Syria

Al Jazeera made a short video about the 80,000 Syrian Armenians that have decided to stay in Syria. It’s a good video, and assuming the footage they used was from the Armenian communities in Syria, it demonstrates the havoc and destruction surrounding the community.
One of the points that was not mentioned in the video is that many of the Syrian Armenians want to leave but simply can’t afford it, especially with the increase in ticket prices from this summer. I have a friend in Yerevan who was working odd jobs and receiving a stipend from his family in Syria to survive as a student. Suddenly, his family was asking him for money, which created a huge amount of stress for him.

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One response to “Al Jazeera video on the Syrian Armenians still in Syria

  1. Rapsy

    Gabe,

    Very interesting comments and video. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Syrian Armenians’ neutrality stance may seem (to them) like the best option for survival, but it appears obvious that it’s unlikely to offer them much protection.

    R.

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