KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The newly appointed UNHCR representative in Nepal Stéphane Jaquemet on Wednesday presented the letter of credentials to Deputy Prime Minister Sujata Koirala.
According to a statement issued by the UNHCR, Jaquemet earlier served as the UNHCR Representative in Lebanon. “I am happy to be in Nepal, such a beautiful and cultured country, and work for one of UNHCR´s largest resettlement operations in the world,” the statement quoted Jaquemet as saying.
Since late 2007, UNHCR has helped more than 25,600 refugees from Bhutan to start new lives in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and New Zealand. Some 85,863 Bhutanese refugees have been living in seven camps in eastern Nepal.
“We will continue working with the international community and the Governments of Nepal and Bhutan to find solutions for these refugees, including repatriation to Bhutan and resettlement to third countries,” said Jaquemet in the statement.
Published on 2010-01-13 21:55:38