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A New Life for Refugees From Bhutan and Nepal: A Life in Limbo


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Geneva, Switzerland: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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Description of Resource

Uses a video format to follow a young Bhutanese man and his sisters as they journey from the refugee camps in Nepal to resettle in the United States. Making the decision to immigrate is difficult and the departure is emotional. They have received classes in language, employment, and customs. They are welcomed by nongovernmental agency personnel and taken to a furnished apartment and will be given support to find work and become independent. Some older Bhutanese refugees will not resettle since they believe that they must return to Bhutan. The role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is to provide accurate and timely information regarding resettlement and allow each individual and family to make an informed choice. Over 25,000 Bhutanese refugees had expressed an interest in resettlement.