U.S. Resettlement Offer Gives Hope, Creates Tension Among Bhutanese Refugees

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KATMANDU, Nepal — Tucked away in the forests of eastern Nepal, acres of neatly organized bamboo huts accommodate the victims of one of the world’s most intractable refugee situations. For 16 years, tens of thousands of Bhutanese refugees have languished in seven overcrowded camps, relying on international aid for food and shelter, and slowly losing hope. Today, many are pinning the last of those fading hopes on an offer from the United States to resettle 60,000 people. But the offer has also caused a schism amongst the refugees. While many see this as the only viable option to move on […]

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