Deputy PM: Most refugees living in Azerbaijan come from Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
Most refugees from third countries living in Azerbaijan, came from Chechnya, Iraq and Afghanistan and Palestine, deputy Prime-Minister, chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs, Ali Hasanov said.
"Ten years ago, about 10,000 refugees came from third countries to Azerbaijan. Now, the figure reached 2,600 people. Some Chechen refugees settled in Turkey and other European countries. The Azerbaijani government recommended the international humanitarian organizations to provide refugees living in the country with assistance," he said.
Chairman of the State Committee said that Chechen refugees arrive in Azerbaijan's territory illegally. "None of them have passed through the state checkpoint.
We have repeatedly appealed to the Russian Federation to identify their personalities," Deputy Prime-Minister said.