Migration issues in Armenia
By Messenger Staff
Friday, May 14The UN office in Yerevan has presented its report on migration and human development perspectives and challenges which shows that since the collapse of the Soviet Union 19 years ago between 700,000 and 1.3 million people from Armenia have emigrated for mostly social, economic and employment reasons. The report says that between 1998 and 2001 the population of Armenia decreased 30%, around one million people leaving the country at that time.
If the programme for facilitating the return of labour migrants to Armenia does not start working efficiently in the near future Armenia will be left by extra 2-300 thousand people. Of course such a tendency negatively affects the country's overall social and economic situation and development.