Kaits Jabakhchuryan, who came from Aleppo in 2012, baking lahmajoon at his restaurant in Yerevan | Photo: Getty Images/AFP/K.Minasyan
Kaits Jabakhchuryan, who came from Aleppo in 2012, baking lahmajoon at his restaurant in Yerevan | Photo: Getty Images/AFP/K.Minasyan

For many European countries, the arrival of war refugees has caused domestic political upheaval. But one tiny European nation has actively welcomed those fleeing Syria. That country is Armenia, a country of just three million people in the south Caucasus region. And as Christian Cummins found out, this open-arms policy has cultural, historical and pragmatic roots.

Author: Christian Cummins

First published: March 15, 2019

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