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Key figures

  • 2,958,000 Total population [?]
  • 90,000 People displaced [?]



On 27 September, heavy fighting broke out between Azeri and Armenian forces in and around the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The region is recognised as part of Azerbaijan but is de-facto controlled by an ethnic Armenian administration.?

On 9 November, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a Russian-brokered ceasefire. Under its provisions, Armenia will return Aghdam, Kelbajar, and Lachin districts, along with parts of Gazakh district, to Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan will maintain control over territory gained in Nagorno-Karabakh during the latest conflict. Russian peacekeepers will be deployed in the remaining areas of Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor that connects Stepanakert to Armenia. The deal also calls for the return of IDPs and refugees to Nagorno-Karabakh, without providing any further details.?

25km from the border with Nagorno-Karabakh, Goris is receiving thousands of spontaneous arrivals from Stepanakert. Yerevan has also received arrivals from Nagorno-Karabakh. 90,000 ethnic Armenians are reported to have fled from Nagorno-Karabakh into Armenia.?

Specific information on the needs of spontaneous arrivals in Nagorno-Karabakh is not yet available, although cold winter weather is likely to make shelter and NFIs a key priority.? As people continue to arrive, increasingly overcrowded communal spaces used for shelter will present higher risks of COVID-19 transmission.

Latest Developments


No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

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