Azerbaijan to provide migrants with essential aid

May 13, 2022 09:20 (UTC+04:00)


The Azerbaijan office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM Azerbaijan) plans to provide temporary accommodation, food, non-food items (NFI), clothing and medical assistance to migrants in need, Trend reported.

According to the National Migration Service, this will be done as part of a project to support humanitarian activities.

The service noted that assistance will be extended to illegal migrants (due to the expiry of a visa or personal documents); migrants in difficult financial circumstances; migrants in need of food/non-food items, housing; unemployed or low-skilled migrant workers; low-income migrants; foreign students in difficult circumstances; those who are refused asylum.

People who meet the above migrant categories and vulnerability criteria can request an interview by electronic recording.

As mentioned earlier, the number of illegal migrants in temporary detention centers in Azerbaijan is very low: around 3,000 migrants out of 142,000 live illegally in Azerbaijan.

About 6,163 Ukrainian citizens have arrived in Azerbaijan since February 24, 2022.

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