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UNHCR marks its 60th anniversary

The UN refugee agency marks its 60th Anniversary with the opening of the ‘Under One Sun’ festival at the Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Kathmandu highlighting...

40,000th Bhutanese departs for America

The 40,000th exiled Bhutanese to opt the third country resettlement program  departed for the United States of America Monday evening. Devi Maya displays...

Menuka’s family members depart from camp

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has expedited the resettlement process of remaining two family members of late Menuka Poudel, who committed suicide in...

Unbecoming a Refugee

Karna had been trafficked to Malaysia, sent to work at a factory. The compound was all inclusive, complete with a bunkhouse, cafeteria, and store, but the workers weren't permitted to leave. Karna struggled to adjust in this new environment, where people were speaking Malay, Tamil, Bengali, and a little Hindi, but no Nepali. After more than a year, Karna negotiated his way out with one of the bosses and immediately looked up the UNHCR office in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. They reviewed his documents and called their counterparts in Nepal. His story was confirmed and Karna was soon on a plane back to his family and his hut in Beldangi I.

Separated by Resettlement

Devika Pradhan rises early each morning to stoke the open flame of her cooking fire, boiling enough tea for her three grown children still asleep in the next room of their bamboo hut. At the time, the growing population of southern Bhutanese, who are mostly Hindu and of Nepali origin, was viewed by the Bhutanese Government as a threat to the nation's traditionally Buddhist society. Using threats, imprisonment, and torture, the Bhutanese regime coerced the refugees into leaving. 8,000 miles away in Carl City, Minnesota—literally the other side of the world—her fourth child Jeeban, 22, rolls out of bed around the same time, microwaves an old cup of coffee, and catches a city bus from his apartment to the restaurant where he works.

Exclusive with UNHCR Nepal’s Representative

The Country Representative of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees , Stephane Jaquemet, who has been serving Nepal's office from mid January 2010, has...

Non-registered Bhutanese ask UNHCR to fill their empty plates

Dozens of exiled Bhutanese without refugee status and facilities in camps displayed empty plates Monday in camps of Morang and Jhapa districts. They have...

UNHCR vows to advocate repatriation

Beldangi-I, June 18: The resident representative of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Stephen Jacquemet has promised that the agency would constantly advocate for...

UNHCR report says 2009 worst year for voluntary repatriation

The Global Trends Report published by the UNHCR outlines that the number of people repatriating voluntarily has fallen to its lowest while those uprooted...

UNHCR,Caritas to organize concert

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Caritas Nepal are organizing a concert 'Music for Relief' in Damak on November 28, with the famous Nepali rock band 1974 AD joining in to promote awareness of issues surrounding HIV/AIDS
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