Tuesday, June 30, 2009

50,000th refugee from Myanmar resettling in New Jersey, US.

CAMDEN, N.J. - The 50,000th Myanmar refugee leaving Thailand with the help of the United Nations is resettling in New Jersey's most impoverished city.
The U.N. High Commission for Refugees says school teacher Plu Reh, his wife and their 2-year-old daughter have left a refugee camp for Camden.
The man spent 12 years at the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in northern Thailand to escape war in his homeland.
He represents a milestone in the biggest current resettlement program in the world.
The U.N. says 112,000 refugees remain in the nine camps and that 6,000 to 7,000 more will be resettled this year.

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