Only 268 affected victims are refugees of Buduburam demolition – Ghana Refugee Board

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Only 268 affected victims are refugees of Buduburam demolition - Ghana Refugee Board

The Ghana Refugee Board has issued a clarification regarding the status of Buduburam, emphasizing that it is no longer categorized as a refugee camp and that many of its inhabitants are not refugees.

The statement comes in response to the recent demolition of several homes in the area, which displaced numerous residents. Despite expressing disappointment and uncertainty about their future, it was revealed that only 268 individuals affected by the demolitions are officially recognized as refugees.

Tetteh Paddie, the Executive Secretary of the Ghana Refugee Board, explained that plans are underway to relocate these refugees to other refugee camps within the country. He disclosed that out of the affected individuals, 231 have opted to be relocated to the Ampain refugee camp in the .

Paddie assured that the relocation process would include free transportation and financial support provided by the UNHCR, highlighting the partnership between the Ghana Refugee Board and relevant international agencies.

The clarification aims to address misconceptions surrounding the status of Buduburam and provide clarity on the government's actions regarding the affected individuals.

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