Camp Secretaries of all the camps of Jhapa and Morang have appealed the Government of Nepal to explore possibility to excercise the dignified repatriation of the Bhutanese refugees.
In an email petition sent to Nepali Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal, the secretaries have said, refugees in camps have been forced to opt the third country resettlement program by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and International Organisation for Migration, informed Beldangi Camp Secretary, Dhan Bir Subba, on Sunday.
“What was most disheartening for us was that the thir country resettlement was put into effect without the general consent of the refugees, particularly those who had worked to settle them in camps in coordination with the Government of Nepal and other organisations,” the appeal letter said.
They have said, that some international organisations based in Damak have been strongly and openly giving a push to the idea by actively campaigning and motivating the refugees for the resettlement.
Asking PM Khanal to review and appraise the refugee issue, the secretaries have also urged the Nepali government to act to set in motion the process of repatriation.