10 migrants depart from Malta to resettle in USA
10 individuals from Somalia and Eritrea, including a couple and child, and seven single adult men today departed to the United States under the US Refugee Resettlement Program (USRRP).
On their arrival, they will be assisted by NGOs in the USA to proceed to their final destinations in various states.
This departure brings the total of beneficiaries of international protection who were resettled to the USA from Malta to 1,044 since 2007.
Since the start of the USRRP in 2008, the number of beneficiaries of protection resettled to the United States amounts to 1,016.
233 migrants have been resettled from Malta to the US since the beginning of 2012. More beneficiaries of international protection are expected to leave for the United States in the coming weeks.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Malta, the International Organisation for Migration and US Government officials are involved at various stages of this resettlement process.
In all 1,702 refugees and beneficiaries of international protection have been relocated or resettled to various other developed countries since 2005 – 312 of these since the beginning of the current year.