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December 12, 2019

Twenty-seven returnees from Bangladesh arrive back at Reception Centre in Maungtaw

The returnees are seen at Nga Khu Ya Reception Centre in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State, of their own volition on 25 September. Photo: MNA
The returnees are seen at Nga Khu Ya Reception Centre in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State, of their own volition on 25 September. Photo: MNA

A total of 27 returnees from Bangladesh arrived back at Nga Khu Ya Reception Centre in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State, of their own volition at 9 am on 25 September.
Authorities managed their repatriation process, with providing humanitarian assistance and issuing national verification cards after scrutinizing them in accordance with the immigration and security rules.
The returnees of 14 families included 4 males and 3 females under 10 years old, 12 males and 8 females under 10. The repatriation process completed at 2 pm and they were provided with healthcare services and household items.
Deputy Director U Min Ko, the incharge of Nga Khu Ya Reception Centre, handed over the displaced persons to Director U Soe Shwe Aung, the incharge of Hla Pho Khaung Transit Centre, and officials who supplied the returnees with foods and kitchen sets.
These returnees lived in U Shae Kya village, Kappakaung village, Myawtaung village and Kyatpyinyoe village of Maungtaw township in the past, and they were handed over to the respective war/village administrators before they left the camp at 6 pm.— (Rakhine State IPRD) (Translated by Aung Khin)

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