The types of pressures currently being exerted by the authorities for people to leave the camps are less visible than those used during 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 , though some are similar and represent a continuation of pressure from those previous years.
April 2003 figures from the Chechen Committee for Forced Migrants say that between 30 to 40 families in Bella camp do not wish to return to Chechnya. According to MSF figures, 480 families in Bella (out of 500) do not wish to return, with 453 families mentioning security as a reason.
The Chechen Committee for forced Migrants also says that they plan to give alternative shelter to those 30-40 families who expressed their desire to stay in Ingushetia. However, the MSF survey shows that in February 2002, 429 families in Bella Camp did not know of a place in Ingushetia where they could stay if the camps were closed.
They do not have any other option
In general terms, pressure for people to leave the camps is a lot less visible than in the summer. Nevertheless, people are being told that the camps will be closed. Refugees are being promised between 2,000 and 15,000 USD compensation for damaged property by the war. However, So far it has been announced that this is only given to those who return to Chechnya.