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Cathy Shin

Protection Officer for the United Nations High Commissioner

Refugees

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www.usaforunhcr.com [cached]

The nine _ a father and his 13-year-old son and seven men in their 20s _ were traveling in a United Nations convoy to a border checkpoint where they would be turned over to Vietnamese authorities, said Cathy Shin, a protection officer for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

"They really miss their families.They all have wives at homes ... and little kids," said Shin, who was traveling with the group."When I ask, they say, oh they're happy (to go back) ... they're also nervous, I think."
She said the Vietnamese government had been "cooperative" in the return.
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Another 40 are expected to head there in late March, Shin said.


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Only 41 of nearly 200 refugees accepted the November offer to move to America, said Cathy Shin, a protection officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Phnom Penh.


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Cathy Shin, a protection officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said the 22 would leave Cambodia on Wednesday night.

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The 22 Vietnamese refugees going to the United States on Wednesday arrived independently at U.N. offices in the capital, Phnom Penh, where they have been for several months, Shin said.
Cambodia's government described the Montagnards earlier this year as economic migrants and reportedly has deported more than 100 of them.
But following criticism from human rights groups, Prime Minister Hun Sen said last month he would let the UNHCR reopen its offices in two border provinces to Montagnards seeking asylum.
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Some of the 200 rescued Montagnards had been hiding in Cambodia's jungle before the April protests - at least one for up to two years, said Cathy Shin, a U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees officer.
"It was quite moving to actually see ... the desperation of people coming out of the forest," Shin said.
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"The total number of 198 asylum-seekers have arrived in the UN's safe house in Phnom Penh," UN High Commissioner for Refugees protection and field officer Cathy Shin told AFP, adding many were suffering from malaria and intestinal ailments.
The airlifts of the Christian Montagnards, who emerged from the jungles of the border region in the past few weeks after the Cambodian government finally allowed the UNHCR access to the region, began on Monday.
Shin said the agency started interviewing them on Wednesday.


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Cathy Shin, a protection officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said the 22 would leave Cambodia on Wednesday night.

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The 22 Vietnamese refugees going to the United States on Wednesday arrived independently at U.N. offices in the capital, Phnom Penh, where they have been for several months, Shin said.
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Some of the 200 rescued Montagnards had been hiding in Cambodia's jungle before the April protests - at least one for up to two years, said Cathy Shin, a U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees officer.
"It was quite moving to actually see ... the desperation of people coming out of the forest," Shin said.
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"The total number of 198 asylum-seekers have arrived in the UN's safe house in Phnom Penh," UN High Commissioner for Refugees protection and field officer Cathy Shin told AFP, adding many were suffering from malaria and intestinal ailments.
The airlifts of the Christian Montagnards, who emerged from the jungles of the border region in the past few weeks after the Cambodian government finally allowed the UNHCR access to the region, began on Monday.
Shin said the agency started interviewing them on Wednesday.


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Cathy Shin, a protection officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said the 22 would leave Cambodia on Wednesday night.Many will go to the state of North Carolina.Many Montagnards fled Vietnam's Central Highlands for Cambodia following mass demonstrations in April against religious repression and land confiscation during which security forces clashed with protesters.Human rights groups say at least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded in the violence.Authorities maintain two died.The 22 Vietnamese refugees going to the United States on Wednesday arrived independently at U.N. offices in the capital, Phnom Penh, where they have been for several months, Shin said.Cambodia's government described the Montagnards earlier this year as economic migrants and reportedly has deported more than 100 of them.But following criticism from human rights groups, Prime Minister Hun Sen said last month he would let the UNHCR reopen its offices in two border provinces to Montagnards seeking asylum.

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