[This report does not necessarily reflect
the views of the United Nations]
COME, 14 December (IRIN) - While
some of the refugees who streamed across the border from Togo into Benin
by the thousands last April have finally gone home, more than 19,000 are
still in exile, according to the UN refugee agency.
The UNHCR, which is updating data on
the refugee situation in Benin, said 10,960 people were registered in its
Come and Agame refugee camps, while 8,130 refugees from this year's eruption
of political tension in Togo were living in the capital Cotonou, or elsewhere
in the country.