An ethnic Armenian soldier in action near Lachin in 1992 (AFP)
July 28, 2006 -- The World Food Program today said that it will continue to provide aid to refugees in Azerbaijan displaced by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict for another two years.
James Morris, executive director of the Rome-based UN agency, said the World Food Program will give $15.6 million in aid to 130,000 refugees until July 2008.
The war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh ended with a truce in 1994.
Ethnic Armenians displaced by fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh in the 1980s (Photolur)
HOW MANY MISSING? Well over a decade after conflicts in the South Caucasus froze, the International Committee of the Red Cross says new cases of missing people continue to emerge. Significant progress will, it fears, have to wait for final peace agreements. Ethnic conflicts in the 1990s claimed tens of thousands of lives in the South Caucasus. Some 15 years later, many families are still searching for information about relatives who disappeared without a trace in the fighting.... (more)