Friday, March 21, 2008

Sixty more refugees flown to Kathmandu for third country resettlement


Sixty more Bhutanese refugees have been flown from Beldangi and Shanishchare camps in Jhapa and Morang districts, respectively, to Kathmandu on their way for the third country resettlement.

The International Organisation of Migration (IOM) flew them to Kathmandu on Friday.

The refugees flown to Kathmandu are expected to be shortly resettled to the United States and Denmark.

The Nepal Samacharpatra daily quotes Jhapa's assistant chief district officer Laxman Hamal as saying that on Saturday additional 61 refugees will be flown to Kathmandu for the same purpose.

A few weeks ago, the first lot of twenty families of refugees had been flown to the US and New Zealand.

As the Bhutanese refugee imbroglio has dragged on for over one and a half decade, the international community has decided to resettle them on humanitarian grounds.

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