Most Armenians who survived the genocide fled initially to Syria. Those that chose to stay became Syrian citizens, joining a small community of Arabicized Armenians who had been living in Syria for centuries. In 2005, Armenia amended its law, making it easier for ethnic Armenians in the diaspora to claim citizenship. While some Syrian Armenians did, few relocated their lives to Armenia. Since the civil war in Syria, the applications have increased, and Armenia has facilitated visas and citizenship for Syrians. Image by Alia Malek. Armenia, 2012.