Armenian Diaspora. Syria
According to Turkish press Armenians from Syria became the first piligrims to visit Van after Turkish authorities eventually erected Cross on the dome of the Surb Khach (Holy Cross) church in occupied Western Armenia, on Akhtamar island.
Nowdays total population of Armenians in Syria is 100.000. Most Armenians in Syria are Apostolic, with some being Catholic and adherents of Evangelical church.
And this is how Syrian Armenian ancestors ended up in Syria after the Genocide,
Near East relief,Armenian refugee children
It also should be noted that Armenians have existed in the Middle East even before 6 th century.
Nowdays Armenian kids in Syria, picture is taken from Syrian sources ;-)