“From Humanitarian Responses to Durable Solutions” workshop was held on February 24, 2016, to facilitate the integration of Syrian-Armenians relocated to Armenia as a result of Syrian conflicts.
The workshop organizers were the RA Ministry of Diaspora, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Armenian Office), “Calouste Gulbenkian” Foundation and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU).
The workshop was attended by the representatives of the RA Government, as well as non-governmental, pan- Armenian and international organizations that deal with Syrian-Armenian issues.
“Aleppo” Compatriotic Charitable Organization was also part of the attendees represented by the organization’s Vice-president Mrs. Dzovig Baytarian and project manager Naira Margaryan.
The workshop was also attended by interested and concerned donor organizations and investors.
During the workshop “Aleppo” Organization’s Vice-president Mrs. Dzovig Baytarian presented the organization’s developed strategy aimed at solving the housing problems of Syrian-Armenians.
Speaking on behalf of the Executive Body of the organization, Mrs. Baytarian asked the concerned donor organizations to jointly organize Fundraising, and to allocate funds collected for the purchase of cost affordable housing and apartments, which will be provided to the most Syrian-Armenian families in need based on the contract of uncompensated use of immovable property.
Other issues and suggestions in solving the housing problems and the provision of jobs were also raised during the event. The focus was the regional decentralization of relocated Syrian-Armenians.
Participating organizations also discussed the issues concerning the integration of relocated Syrian-Armenians. The work already carried out in this regard was also mentioned, and long-term strategic approaches were discussed. The participating organizations also exchanged ideas through group works and proposed new suggestions.
The workshop ended with the recommendation of the establishment of the joint strategic program and the readiness of the participating institutions to cooperate.