Conflict displaces half of Karabakh's population: Official

AFP , Wednesday 7 Oct 2020

In city of Stepanakert
A woman shelters in a basement in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region's main city of Stepanakert on October 6, 2020, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region. (AFP)

Half of the population of the breakaway enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh have been displaced since fierce fighting erupted more than a week ago between Armenian separatists and Azerbaijan, separatist officials said Wednesday.

"According to our preliminary estimates, some 50 percent of Karabakh's population and 90 percent of women and children -- or some 70,000-75,000 people -- have been displaced," Karabakh's rights ombudsman Artak Beglaryan told AFP.

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