Repatriation or resettlement for Bhutanese refugees

IRIN reports that over the past year thousands of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal have resettled in third countries – mainly the USA – but many others, especially the elderly, hope only for repatriation to Bhutan.

According to UNHCR, there are close to 95,000 Bhutanese citizens of Nepali origin – also known as ‘Lhotsampas’ – still living in seven refugee camps in southeastern Nepal. Some 70,994 have declared an interest in resettlement.

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