Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / The Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan and also Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Refugees and IDPs, Ali Hasanov, said on 20 June that over the past 15 years, the international humanitarian organizations have provided assistance totaling $700 mln to the refugees and internally displaced persons of Azerbaijan.
Worldwide Day of Refugees, commemorated on 20 June, addresses this real problem shared by forty-five countries worldwide. There are 10 million refugees and 24.5 million IDPs in the world. On them, 21 million are under the patronage of the UN High Commissioner for Work with Refugees.
"Unfortunately, separate countries prevent the solution of this problems. Possibly this problem is created artificially," Hasanov said.