UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers has visited two Chechen refugee camps in Ingushetia. The UN official called on a few tents and chatted with the residents. Mr Lubbers is expected to hold meetings at the republican administration, with the staff of the local UNHCR office, and representatives of other rights organizations operating in Ingushetia. Mr Lubbers first expressed a desire to look into conditions forced migrants, primarily from Chechnya, are living in Russia as meeting with Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, in Geneva last March. The current visit is partially due to the plan of the UN High Commissioner's Office for Refugees to allocate $8 to 10 million as aid to Chechen resettlers, according to UN officials. Ruud Lubbers is expected to be back in Moscow Wednesday night.
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