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Honduras (Refugee Camps)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if, in accordance with United Kingdom support for human rights, he will make representations to the Honduran Government that the refugee camps in the Honduran provinces of Lempira and Intibuca should be allowed to remain and that the refugees should not be moved against their wishes and against the wishes of the relief agencies concerned.

According to our information, the Honduran authorities have, in consultation with the local United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative, decided to move these many thousands of refugees into more permanent camps away from the border area to prevent the Salvadorean war from spilling over their border.