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Reference : V-P-AM-E-00491
Date : 24/12/2020
Country/Region : ARMENIA
Caption : Kotayk marz, Abovyan. This family fled their home following the escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. They also lost one of their members, who was killed in combat.
Photographer : BALAYAN, Areg
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article, 15.06.2021.
"The escalation of the con?ict last autumn forced this family to leave their house, where they used to invite many friends, dance, and play music. The family could not manage to carry any possessions with them. They left everything behind – the carpets they had preserved for so many years, apple and quince trees, important documents, precious photo albums and video tapes with cherished memories of their life stored on them. They found a temporary refuge in a hostel in Yerevan. They lived there for a few months. There, the grandparents took care of their grandchildren while trying to cope with the loss of their twenty-six-years-old son who was killed in combat. Now, the family lives in a small apartment in the town of Abovyan. "Leaving a decent life behind us, we've ended up at the doorsteps of uncertainty," the grandfather says, adding, "What will life be like for my grandchildren?""
Resolution : 6240x4160
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour