The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North

The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North
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Monday, October 30, 2006

Refugees appeal for materialising US offer

Refugees appeal for materialising US offer [ 2006-10-29 ]
DAMAK, Oct. 28: A group of Bhutanese Refugees made an appeal to the government of Nepal to forward the implementation procedures regarding the proposal put up by the USA to relocate them in the US.

Conveying a memorandum to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Friday, the group requested to give priority to the task of relocating them in the USA and implement it through the diplomatic community for the welfare of the refugees.

The memorandum also called on for the relocation of the refugees as per the international guidelines, provide basic human requirements including education and health, rights to exercise social, cultural and religious customs while residing in the USA, rights to expression and participation in peaceful activities and guarantee the freedom of movement as well as return to their native country.

Meanwhile, three groups of refugees willing to migrate issued a joint statement apprising that a total of 399 families of the refugees have submitted application for relocate them in the USA.

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