UNMIT WEEKLY No.92 /22 June 209 http://unmit.unmissions.org

Metinaro IDP Camp closes 

More than three years after families fled to shelters of safety 

following the Timor-Leste crisis of April/May 2006, one the 

largest camps formed as a result of the mass displacement 

of people has begun to close. Approximately 700 families began to 

leave the Metinaro IDP camp last Wednesday (17 June).  To prepare 

for the move, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and 

the Government, through the Ministry of Social Solidarity, have for 

several months engaged in intensive dialogue and mediation in 

the receiving communities to pave the way for the return of the displaced 


The Government and IOM are supporting the relocation with 

transport needed to move the families back to their homes in Dili suburbs, 

with a majority retuning to the suburb of Kamea. National and UN Police 

officers are providing security. The full relocation of all Metinaro camp 

residents is expected to end in the next few weeks. 


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