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Country Resource - Armenia

Armenia

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  • Population......................................................................3,000,756 (2022 est.)
  • Population growth rate ................................................................-0.38% (2022 est.)
  • Birth rate..................................................11.1 births/1,000 population (2022 est.)
  • Death rate.................................................9.51 deaths/1,000 population (2022 est.)
  • Net migration rate................................-5.36 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2022 est.)
  • Ethnic groups...................................Armenian 98.1%, Yezidi (Kurd) 1.2%, other 0.7% (2011 est.)

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Arrivals from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, depart a train in Moscow.

In recent decades Russia has been increasingly reliant on Central Asian migrant workers. Those workers, in turn, have sent back remittances that have been crucial for their countries of origin. Since 2015, many of these ex-Soviet countries have come together in the Eurasian Economic Union to solidify their bonds and ease migrants' passage to Russia. This article explores the bloc and how it reflects Russia's role in the region.

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The Armenian diaspora, which significantly exceeds the country's resident population, has played an instrumental role in Armenia's political and economic development since independence in 1991. Yet a picture emerges of divergent currents within the diaspora, often seen from above as a unified entity. Delve into differences in engagement among Armenia's "old" and "new" diasporas with this feature article.

For many Armenians, working abroad and sending money home has become the main way of coping with poverty and limited job prospects. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan, Arkady Gevorkyan, and Karine Mashuryan examine recent labor migration flows, the growth in remittances, and concerns about the country's dependence on both.

Marat Kengerlinsky examines the role of international assistance in Azerbaijan, which is burdened with an enormous refugee population.
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Policy Briefs
June 2022

Although European programs to support returning migrants’ reintegration into the communities where they settle have expanded and improved in recent years, returning—at times after years away—is never easy. This policy brief looks at how reintegration programs can adapt the assistance they provide to the local context and connect returnees with longer-term support through referrals, and what it takes to make these referrals successful.