Social Worker and Refugee

(2012)

Mkrtich, a social worker from the organisation Mission Armenia, and Araxia (85), a refugee from Baku, in her room in a former prison near Yerevan, Armenia. Araxia is one of nearly 400.000 refugees who fled from Azerbaijan to Armenia during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 1988 - 1994. The government of Armenia provided them with rooms in former public administrative buildings. Many died here as they grew older, others had success to escape the situation - but too many still survive since 20-23 years in poor social and living conditions.
(Published as Leica Fotographie International Photostory)