Country of Dust

Special episode: My land feels so sweet, but it’s thirsty for blood

October 03, 2023 Country of Dust
Country of Dust
Special episode: My land feels so sweet, but it’s thirsty for blood
Show Notes

Gayane Milonyan, a mother of two, has just been forced to flee her home in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), along with over 100,000 people – the entire indigenous Armenian population left in the region after the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War. We spoke to Gayane a day after her arrival in Armenia about what she lost, what she survived, and how she survived it.

Content warning: this episode contains descriptions of violence.

If you’re looking for a place to donate to help alleviate the refugee crisis, here are some organizations that are working on the ground:

All for Armenia
https://allforarmenia.org/

World Central Kitchen
https://donate.wck.org/give/522197/

Kooyrigs
https://kooyrigs.org/

AGBU
https://agbu.org/

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