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30,000 Bhutanese refugees resettled in US


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Bhutanese refugees seated in an International Organization for Migration (IOM) bus are transported to Tribhuvan International Airport on their way to the US in Kathmandu on Monday, August 9, 2010.


KATHMANDU: The United States has so far resettled 30,000 Bhutanese refugees, with 5,000 others elsewhere during the on-going large scale resettlement of Bhutanese refugees to several countries around the world, the US Embassy in Kathmandu said on Wednesday.

“We are gratified, together with our partners, to be able to help turn an unfortunate and often painful situation into something more hopeful for these people – America’s newest residents, whom we welcome with open arms and hearts,” the statement quoted US Ambassador to Nepal Scott H. DeLisi as saying.

The statement also said the US has a policy of accepting some 75,000 refugees from around the world each year, withthe Bhutanese resettlement program being currently the third-largest resettlement operation for the United States.

Bhutanese refugees have been resettled in all 50 States and receive support from U.S. federal and state governments as well as non-governmental organisations, the statement added.

Saying that still some 75, 000 Bhutanese refugees remain in camps in southeastern Nepal, the US government continued to urge the Bhutanese government to accept the return of those persons who are eligible and wish to do so as another important component of finding durable solutions for all Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.

The United States, working with UNHCR, IOM and the other members of the Core Group that includes Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, New Zealand and the UK began resettling Bhutanese refugees in early 2008.


In fact, the topic should be read as : " Nepali refugees resettled in Us" How could nepalis be refugees in Nepla???????????? I wonder how such a smart us agencies could be fool...they've been really fooled by nepalis..haha. or, plz...take more, we also want to join now these camps so called fasley bhutanese refugess in nepal. becoz..we've so many hungry people would love to go to us or esle where Kool bdr. , kathmandu

i am very much thankful towards USA government for their profound support and guidance. TASHI DELEK! dewan rai, samtse,NIE,1st yr B.Ed

This is highly appreciated that the American people have great heart. Because they received many refugees to became their own people (brethren) since many years from different part of the world without any discrimination among them. When they became refugee, they have no nationality, home and been hate and despised in their native land by the country’s govt. But now a day, especially Bhutanese refugees have got a golden chance to resettle mostly in USA and other countries of the world. So I am very thankful towards the govt. of USA Oli,Dhruba Raj, Garamani-7, Sainikbazar, Jhapa , Nepal

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