The last group of Hungarian refugees, about 300 of them, have lived in a small coastal town Selce,near Crikvenica. 198 persons from that group left Selce for Great Britain a few days ago.
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Background: The last group of Hungarian refugees, about 300 of them, have lived in a small coastal town Selce,near Crikvenica. 198 persons from that group left Selce for Great Britain a few days ago.
The remainder of about 90 refugees will soon be off to Belgium.
Total number of the refugees that fled to Yugoslavia is 19851.
Mr. Amer Hoveida, representative of the UN HIgh Commissioner for Refugees had an opportunity to meet a bigger group of refugees on their arrival in Subotica, town at the Hungarian- Yugoslav frontier, and to have talks with them.
All these refugees that fled to Yugoslavia were accomodated in the reknown tourist centers where they lived in hotels.
About 99 such tourist hotels turned into refugees dwellings throughout Yugoslavia.
A group of refugees seen in Vranjska Banja, a well known spa.
In their camps workshops where they could work their crafts were opened.
Children were able to continue their studies in the schools opened for them.
All refugees could freely decide where to go. Some of them wished to emigrate from Yugoslavia to other countries whilst the others wished to remain here in Yugoslavia. Of course, there were some of them who expressed their will to return home to Hungary.
Each of the refugees declared his wishes before a special commissions in presence of UN observevers.
Mr. Pierre Bremont, representative of the High Commissioner for Refugees, and Mr. Jacot, special observer of UN Commissioner for Refugees seen in refugee camp at Ilok working with the repatriation commission.
First group of refugees leaving for Norway. 250 persons.
Another group left Rajeka for Sweden.
A group of children younger than 15, was returned to their parents. Meeting their parents made them very happy but they were a little sad to leave those who have taken care of them during their six months stay in Yugoslavia
High Commissioner Mr. A. Lindt seen in a camp in Opatija, and Lovran.