So far, more than 200 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled in the Netherlands through the third country resettlement program, while another 50 or so have come to the country on their own initiative.
The first and second batches of Bhutanese refugees were resettled to the Netherlands in early 2009, before which some families were also resettled individually for reasons of vulnerability. Almost all those who came in 2009 are currently well settled in houses spread over various parts of the country. The Bhutanese refugees who arrived in 2009 celebrated their first year of their arrival on February 16 at a church hall in a town called Sneek
Europe-based Bhutanese including those who participated in the Geneva campaign last December have declared Bhutanese Advocacy Forum Europe (BAF Europe) to raise the issue of human rights and democracy in the international forums.
Bhutanese living in various parts of Europe have come under such a platform following serious need to raise a single voice against atrocities of the regime