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YFC conducts its 2011 election in camps

February 28, 2011 Editor 0

The Youth Friendly Centre (YFC) conducted it 2011 elections for various positions in the camp level and central teams. YFC Program Coordinator Manorath Pokhrel informed Bhutan News Service that 162 representatives to various positions have […]

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Unbecoming a Refugee

October 19, 2010 Editor 5

Karna had been trafficked to Malaysia, sent to work at a factory. The compound was all inclusive, complete with a bunkhouse, cafeteria, and store, but the workers weren’t permitted to leave. Karna struggled to adjust in this new environment, where people were speaking Malay, Tamil, Bengali, and a little Hindi, but no Nepali. After more than a year, Karna negotiated his way out with one of the bosses and immediately looked up the UNHCR office in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. They reviewed his documents and called their counterparts in Nepal. His story was confirmed and Karna was soon on a plane back to his family and his hut in Beldangi I. […]

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Husband hacks his wife to death

October 13, 2010 Editor 2

An exiled Bhutanese Tuesday night hacked his spouse to death following a family dispute between the couple. The camp-based Armed Police Force (APF) informed Bhutan News Service that Prem Bahadur Mongar registered at sector D-4 […]

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Separated by Resettlement

September 25, 2010 Editor 2

Devika Pradhan rises early each morning to stoke the open flame of her cooking fire, boiling enough tea for her three grown children still asleep in the next room of their bamboo hut. At the time, the growing population of southern Bhutanese, who are mostly Hindu and of Nepali origin, was viewed by the Bhutanese Government as a threat to the nation’s traditionally Buddhist society. Using threats, imprisonment, and torture, the Bhutanese regime coerced the refugees into leaving.

8,000 miles away in Carl City, Minnesota—literally the other side of the world—her fourth child Jeeban, 22, rolls out of bed around the same time, microwaves an old cup of coffee, and catches a city bus from his apartment to the restaurant where he works. […]