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  In Tamil Nadu there are 107 regular camps and 1 special camp situated in 24 districts. These camps are mostly situated in rural areas..

         

             The Sri Lankan Tamil refugees arrived in four phases as detailed below:

Period  

Inflow

Phase  I      (24.07.83 to 31.12.1987)

1,34,053

Phase  II     (25.08.89 to 30.04.1991)

1,22,078

Phase  III    (31.07.96 to 31.08.2003)

 22,418

Phase  IV    (12.01.06 to 17.04.2012)

25,720

Total

 3,04,269

(No arrival of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees after 17.04.2012)

Reverse flow of Refugees:

1.

Through Government sponsored arrangements (During 1987-89 and 1992-95)

99,469

2.

Their own arrangements

100,000

3.

Through UNHCR assistance (from 2002 to Nov '16)

13,572

Total 

  2,13,041

 

Total Number of Refugees in the State as on 1st Nov '16

1.

Camp Refugees

63,351

2.

Non Camp Refugees   as on 30.06.2016       

37,868

Total 

1,01,219

 Refugees desiring to go back to Sri Lanka or to any other country of their choice with valid travel documents are issued with "Exit Permits" by the respective District Collectors.