YEREVAN (Panorama.am) — Two Armenian families who fled the Syrian city of Kobani following attacks of the Islamic State militant group have arrived in Armenia. The families of two Tovmasian brothers (their third brother was killed) were met at Yerevan’s Zvartnots Airport by their distant relatives, reporters, and representatives of Armenian Diaspora Ministry.
After fleeing to Turkey from Kobani to escape ISIS attacks, the Armenian families expressed an intention to move to Armenia. Ermenihaber.am reported citing the press office of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople that only three Armenian families fled to Turkey from Kobani, and now two of them decided to settle in their historic homeland. They lived in a refugee camp until now.
The head of Diaspora Ministry Staff Firdus Zakaryan earlier told Panorama.am that during the first two weeks Mission Armenia NGO will provide accommodation for 8 members of the two families. Two apartments in close vicinity to each other will be chosen for the two families over that period. The issue of apartments’ rent will be solved later. The problems related to the children’s education and schools attendance have already been solved.