Locals from the refugees’ host community have “surprisingly” demanded relocation of some of the community members to refugee resettling countries in the west.
Submitting a demand paper to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), its implementing partners and the Refugee Coordination Unit, a local youth club from Damak even demanded resettlement.
“The host community has suffered for 20 years. Thus, we urge the concerned authority to grant resettlement offer to our people as well,” said the demand paper signed by the club’s chairperson Subash Bhandari.
The host community also demanded sanitation programs, road construction, drinking water supply and ambulance service, among others, in the refugee-affected areas.