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New HCR-led family visit exchange benefits 10 families.

Summary: Laayoune - Ten Sahrawi families benefited, on Friday, from a new family visit exchange operation, conducted under the auspices of the High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR).

Laayoune - Ten Sahrawi families benefited, on Friday, from a new family visit exchange operation, conducted under the auspices of the High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR).

Under this programme, family members living in the Moroccan southern provinces visit their relatives in the Tindouf camps, southern Algeria, and vice-versa.

The new operation, the second in 2011, benefited 54 people from 10 families, including 18 children and 21 women. In the morning, fourteen people from four families flew from Laayoune to the camps, while 40 others from six families flew from these camps to the southern provinces later in the day, a press release of the Moroccan Coordination Office with the UN mission in the Sahara (MINURSO) said.

Since its launch in March 2004, the family visit exchange programme has benefited 10, 257 people, including 5,289 from the Tindouf camps and 4,968 from Morocco's southern provinces.

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