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Repatriation of Burmese refugees still going on

Dhaka, 13 July 2003:
A total of 362 Rohingya refugees of 62 families voluntarily returned to their homes in Burma through Teknaf border from Bangladesh between July 5 and 10 this year, According to Bangladesh local news agency BSS's report.

According to the Refugees Commission sources in Cox’s Bazar on 11 July, this Rohingya refugees, who were living in Kutupalong and Nayapara camps here, returned home under the supervision of Bangladesh government and the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

They said 120 refugees of 17 families, 75 refugees of 11 families and 167 refugees of 34 families were repatriated their homes in Burma on July 5,7 and 10 respectively.

The Refugees Commission sources said total of 2,34,892 Burma Muslim refugees were so far repatriated to their homes in Burma. Besides, at least 20,393 Rohingya refugees of 3,130 families in both the camps are still awaiting repatriation, they said.  #