Over 5,000 refugees from Bhutan have left their camps in Nepal to resettle in third countries this year, in one of the UN refugee agency’s largest and most promising resettlement programs. The vast majority of the refugees have left for the United States, followed by Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Canada and Denmark, under the program which began only this year, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Over 50,000 refugees have expressed interest in resettlement – just under half of the total 107,000 refugees from Bhutan who live in seven camps in eastern Nepal. (UN News Service)

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