New refugees arrive in Kokrajhar, Barpeta

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 03, 2012 11:45 hrs

Guwahati: Relief camps in Assam's Kokrajhar and Barpeta districts have 4,615 new refugees, while 376 have left for home in Chirang district since yesterday.

In Kokrajhar, 4,587 people have sought refuge where 60,252 are housed in 50 camps while in Chirang, there are 31,442 refugees in 24 camps, official sources said today.

In Barpeta, 28 more refugees have sought sanctuary in four camps housing 859 which were opened following the violence during a bandh called by All Assam Minority Students Union on August 28.

In Dhubri and Bongaigaon districts, no person has either left or joined the camps.

In Dhubri, there is the highest number of 1,46,091 refugees in 132 camps while in Bongaigaon there are 7,938 inmates in nine camps.

There were altogether 4,85,921 refugees in 340 relief camps during the height of the violence which began on July 19 claiming 96 lives.

The number of refugees in camps now number 2,46,582.

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