Beneficiaries of international protection depart for United States under resettlement programme.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Ten persons from Somalia and Eritrea, including a couple and child and seven single adult men, left today to start a new life in the United States, under the US Refugee Resettlement Program (USRRP).
This latest departure brings the total of beneficiaries of international protection who were resettled to the United States from Malta since 2007 to 1,044 migrants. Since the start of the USRRP in 2008, the number of beneficiaries of protection resettled to the United States amounts to 1,016.
On arrival, they will be assisted by NGOs in the U.S.A. to proceed to their final destinations in various states.
233 migrants have been resettled from Malta to the United States of America since the beginning of 2012. More beneficiaries of international protection are expected to leave to the United States in the coming weeks.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Malta, the International Organisation for Migration and US Government officials are involved at various stages of this resettlement process.
In all 1,702 refugees and beneficiaries of international protection have been relocated or resettled to various other developed countries since 2005 - 312 of these since the beginning of the current year.
Source: Malta Today