Keoshkerian displays handicrafts on sale at an outdoor flea market in Yerevan.
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Keoshkerian and his elderly mother are among some 18,000 members of the Syrian Armenian community who have resettled here since civil war broke out in Syria in 2011 .When war broke out in Syria, it was home to a small community of 60,000 to 100,000 Armenian Christians, many of whom lived in Aleppo.The Armenians are a small part of the tide of people fleeing Syria's war in one of the worst refugee crises in modern history.Syrian Armenians fleeing war today mourn the fact that their ancestors were themselves survivors of the Ottoman Turkish massacres during World War I – meaning their community has suffered displacement twice in just a century.
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