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UNHCR-IOM Joint Press Release Resettlement of refugees from Bhutan reaches 100,000
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oday, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and the International Organization for
Migration (IOM) are marking a major milestone: Over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled from Nepal to third countries since the launch of the programme in 2007. Fifty-three-year-old Devi Maya Thapa represents the 100,000th refugee to be resettled from Nepal. She, along with her husband, children and grand-child, will depart for the state of Ohio in the United States in early December.
This three-generation family will join Devi Maya’s siblings, and over 84,800 other Bhutanese refugees who havestarted new lives in the USA.

UNOHCHR, IOM ,   (2015 )
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Press Release in English
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
13.01.00  -  Protection Of And Assistance To Refugees And Displaced Persons
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