YEREVAN — Armenian Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan discussed the issue of Syrian Armenian refugees with Christoph Bierwirth, Representative for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Armenia.

During the meeting special reference was made to issues related to UN assistance in ensuring housing for the refugees that have fled Syria and settled here in Armenia.

Arman Tatoyan prioritized the solution of issues connected with the housing of Syrian Armenians and provision of legal advice. Issues related to the provision of financial assistance by UNHCR Office in case of a new flow of refugees in the futurewere discussed.

Christoph Bierwirth expressed willingness to support the Syrian Armenian families within the framework of the mandate and capacities of the UNHCR Office, noting that relevant work in that direction is under way.

At the end of the meeting the Ombudsman hailed the efforts of the UNHCR Office in Armenia aimed at providing assistance to Syrian Armenians.

The parties attached importance to the frequent meetings and discussions on the matter.

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