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Residents return to three Bissau neighbourhoods

Most residents of Bissau’s three neighbourhoods - Badim, Belem and Mindara - have returned to their homes after fleeing fighting between government troops and army mutineers which began in June in the capital, an official of the Swedish Embassy told IRIN.

Citing figures by the Bandim Health Project, the official said 75 percent of the residents of the three neighbourhoods, which account for 20 percent of the city, had returned from surrounding villages and towns. The Bandim Health Project distributed 1.5 kg of rice per person and corned beef to area residents over two weeks, accounting for one-quarter of normal consumption.


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