ArmInfo. Another protest action of the forcibly displaced citizens of Artsakh is taking place near the government building. This time, the main part of the protesters was represented by the Hadrut people, according to whom they had not received any assistance from the Armenian government for three months.
According to one of the protesters, those gathered do not have the means to pay for housing, given the sharply rising prices for renting apartments in the capital. However, the main request of those gathered outside the government building is to grant the latter refugee status.
<We have lost our home, our homeland. We are obliged to provide the appropriate status, but no one talks about our status, they don't want to talk>, complains one of the protesters. He also said that on August 24, a letter was sent to the Prime Minister with a request to grant refugee status to the Hadrut residents, but there was no reaction, moreover, phone calls remained unanswered.
After the protest at the government building, the Hadrut residents will go to the UN office, and then to the French Embassy. According to the protesters, the French Embassy is the only body that can hear the voice of Artsakh people. As the Armenian government does not respond to the request to grant them refugee status, the people of Hadrut intend to seek asylum from the French diplomatic mission.
It should be noted that a few days earlier the Armenian government approved another program of assistance to internally displaced Artsakh families, according to which, within 4 months, 50 thousand drams will be provided for each child in the family or family member with disabilities, and 25 thousand drams for each adult. However, according to the Hadrut residents, this amount is not enough to pay rent and ensure normal living conditions. It should be reminded that within 10 months the Armenian authorities have allocated about 100 billion drams for medical, social and other needs of Artsakh people, of which 52 billion drams - from the funds of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, the remaining 50 billion - from the state budget.
It should be noted that according to the latest data, there are about 20 thousand Artsakh residents in Armenia, some have found shelter in hostels, guest houses, and some rents housing.