YEREVAN, September 18. / ARKA /. The first charter flight with humanitarian aid for Syrian Armenians will be made in all likelihood at the end of September, Vahan Hovhanesian, a senior member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) said today.
He said the humanitarian aid was collected by ARF and some other Armenian NGOs which are now in talks with both parties to the conflict in Syria to ensure the safe landing of the aircraft. According to him, although most of Armenians in Syria are well off people, the community has also low-income members, whose situation is deteriorating day after day.
"Today the duty of Armenia and its citizens is to consolidate all forces and make Armenians who have chosen to stay in Syria feel we are thinking of them,» he said.
A former MP from ARF, Lilit Galstyan, said that the Armenian Diaspora of Syria feels the shortage of food and medicines. According to the Armenian ministry of Diaspora, there are about 2,000 Armenians from Syria in Armenia. -0-