The RA Deputy Prime-Minister received the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Armenia Bushra Halepota

00:00 / 27.05.2008

During the meeting with the RA Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan t the representative of the UNHCR in Armenia Bushra Halepota presented the projects on providing refugees with housing. The projects are being implemented since 1992.

He noted that one of these projects was successfully finished in 2007. As a result of this project about 5 thousand refugees were provided with housing. The Migration Agency of the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration has a great contribution to this.

Bushra Halepota noted that micro loan and other projects were also implemented.

The issue of providing 700 refugees from Iraq, registered in the Migration Agency, with the right of temporary asylum, as well as issues connected with supporting them was also discussed with the RA Deputy Prime Minister. The Armenian office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has obtained 1 million USD for giving solution to the above-mentioned problem

During the meeting it was agreed to sign new agreements on further cooperation.

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