February 20, 2013

Armenia struggles to absorb Christian refugees from Syria

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Republic Square in Yerevan, the capitol city of Armenia. Photographed on October 20, 2007.  RNS photo courtesy Arthur Chapman via Flickr (http://flic.kr/p/6yrvmm)

Republic Square in Yerevan, the capitol city of Armenia. Photographed on October 20, 2007. RNS photo courtesy Arthur Chapman via Flickr (http://flic.kr/p/6yrvmm)

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YEREVAN, Armenia (RNS) An estimated 7,000 of Syria's Christian-Armenian community have arrived in Armenia since the start of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad, and cash-strapped Armenia is struggling to help them.