Canada to resettle more Bhutanese


The government of Canada said it will accept more Bhutanese refugees for relocation through the ongoing third country resettlement program generating hopes of new lives, at least, for those waiting for family reunion. However, it has not yet disclosed actual number of refugees to be accepted.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced the decision to exiled Bhutanese of Jhapa and Morang district last week.

Canada, which has already received 5,000 individuals and was undecided for months regarding this, is learnt to be sending its resettlement team for interviewing refugees within October this year.

Meanwhile, the UNHCR said that 62,673 exiled Bhutanese have already been resettled in various eight western countries as of April 15.