Another 60 Bhutanese refugees prepare to leave for US

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Kathmandu, Mar 23 (UNI) A total of 60 Bhutanese refugees are preparing to leave for the US.

In the second phase, International Office of Migration (IOM) brought 60 Bhutanese refugees to Kathmandu for settling them in America and Australia.

Refugees from the Beldangi and Pathari Bhutanese Refugee Camps were brought to Kathmandu by airplane and they would fly to the US and Australia.

Earlier, with the initiatives of IOM, 43 Bhutanese refugees have already been settled in New Zealand and 17 in America.

More than 1,00,000 Bhutanese refugees have been living in UNHCR sponsored camps in eastern Nepal since early 1990s after they were evicted from Bhutan.

UNI XC PD BST1442

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