First batch for UK resettlement leaves camp


The first batch of Bhutanese refugees left camp for their resettlement in United Kingdom (UK) yesterday.

A total of 37 Bhutanese from different camps in Nepal are at the transit centre of the International Organisation of Migration in Kathmandu waiting to fly for UK on August 9. With the acceptance of refugees from Bhutan for the first time, UK has become the eighth entity in the list of the core countries to resettle them.

Only six months ago, England had announced its interest of resettling a total of 100 individuals.

Refuting reports of UK accepting individuals as high as 900, the UNHCR’s Country Representative said, “The United Kingdom has not chaned the earlier call for 100 refugees.”