Tuesday, October 2, 2007

UNHCR Begins Refugee Verification Task

Source: THT Online
Damak, October 2

The UN High Commission for Refugees has begun the work for verification of Bhutanese refugees living in camps here from the past 17 years.
The work of verification and interview with the refugees stareted a few days ago.
The UNHCR has started interviewing refugees living in the seven camps in Jhapa and Morang districts but has not yet disclosed the details of the work it is conducting.
Refugees in several camps said the verification and interviews began suddenly without consultation with the refugees' organisations.
Staff at the commission's office here carried out the interviews even during their day off. The refugees also declined to say why they were called or what sort of interviews were being taken. The commission is sponsoring the travel and food expenses to refugees coming to the commission office.

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