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TCR figures cross 36,000

Published on Oct 23 2010 // Main News

October 24, 2010: The number of exiled Bhutanese who have departed Nepal under third country resettlement program has reached 36,618 as of September end.

According to Nepal’s Home Ministry, 82 exiled Bhutanese have recently left Nepal for Britain under the third country resettlement plan.

Resettlement of exiled Bhutanese, assisted by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and a group of western countries, began in early 2008.

Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, New Zealand and Britain have been among the countries receiving exiled Bhutanese under the program.

Around 75,000 exiled Bhutanese still live in camps in eastern Nepal.

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