The number of Azerbaijani IDPs who received legal assistance from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been announced, UNHCR representative in Azerbaijan Guido Ambroso said,
According to him, since 1990, the UNHCR has assisted people displaced from their lands due to the First Karabakh War:
“From 1995 to 1997, the organization provided financial and legal assistance to IDPs. Prior to the Second Karabakh War, the organization provided legal assistance to more than 10,000 IDPs.”
Ambroso said that the UNHCR also assisted stateless persons or those whose citizenship is at risk.
“We are very interested in the fate of stateless persons. Legal assistance has been given to 221 stateless persons since the late 1990s. These people have now received citizenship and are provided with ID cards.”