Dr. Jacqueline Avetisyan is stationed at the very first check-in tent when you enter Kornidzor, Armenia from Artsakh.
“I’m a family doctor at the ambulatory for the surrounding 5 border villages,” she tells us.
As families with children arrive after exoduses that have taken upwards of a full day or more, Dr. Avetisyan and her team are the first to examine them.
“People stop here to rest, to get food and we provide medical assistance if needed. We had patients with burns, wounded people. Those who were in a serious condition, were moved to hospitals, whose condition is of medium severity, we applied bandages,” Avetisyan describes. “That’s the situation.”
Journalists Katia Galati, Fin DePencier, and Shant Khatcherian sat down with Dr. Avetisyan to learn what she is seeing in the conditions of child refugees, the medical resources available, and how long she expects to stay helping the Artsakh refugees fleeing Azerbaijan’s military attacks.
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