20 migrants from Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan, all single adult men, except for a family of four and one couple, have left Malta for the US under the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). On arrival, they will be assisted by NGOs in the USA to proceed to their final destinations in various states.
This latest departure brings the total of beneficiaries of international protection who were resettled to the United States from Malta since 2007 to 1,118 migrants. Since the start of the USRRP in 2008, the number of beneficiaries of protection resettled to the United States amounts to 1,090.
307 migrants have been resettled from Malta to the United States of America since the beginning of this year.
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 1,800 refugees and beneficiaries of international protection have been relocated or resettled to various other developed countries since 2005 – 410 of these since the beginning of the current year.
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