I would like to start with two very big “Thank yous”. The first one addressed to the government of Nepal and the host communities in Jhapa and Morang districts who have welcomed, in a very generous manner, and for 20 years, the refugees from Bhutan. Even when there is substantive contribution and unrestricted support from the international community, hosting refugees has a cost for the country and the local communities. It has a cost on the environment, on the infrastructure and social services, and more generally on resources which are limited and not renewable [...]
Including 19 women, thirty seven exiled Bhutanese destined for the United Kingdom (UK) departed from Nepal under the third country resettlement program on Monday.
Now, the UK has now formally joined the 'core group' of eight resettling countries by accepting to offer resettlement for 100 refugees