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US ends Myanmar refugee programme

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The United States has wound up a special resettlement programme for Myanmar refugees in camps on the Thai-Myanmar border, the United Nations said Wednesday. 

The last candidates for the US "group resettlement programme" were accepted on Jan 24, marking the end of the 9-year scheme.

The US initiated it in 2005 to ''accept as many Myanmar refugees as possible under simplified procedures'', said Vivian Tan, information officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Bangkok.

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