Resettlement exceeds 12000

Published on Apr 20 2009 // Main News

Kathmandu: A highly placed source at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that altogether 12,388 Bhutanese citizens have been resettled in various developed countries so far.

The statistics update from the UNHCR showed that until April 11 the United States of America has resettled 10,934 individuals under third country resettlement program.

Similarly, Australia has taken 675, New Zealand 220 and Demark 161. Likewise, 159 Bhutanese citizens have reached Norway, 148 in Canada and 91 in the Netherland.

“Until April 11, 66,747 have declared their interest for relocation”, said the UNHCR source.