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U.S. Committee for Refugees World Refugee Survey 2004 - Bhutan

Publisher United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Publication Date 25 May 2004
Cite as United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, U.S. Committee for Refugees World Refugee Survey 2004 - Bhutan , 25 May 2004, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/40b4593314.html [accessed 10 December 2016]
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An estimated 128,700 persons from Bhutan were living as refugees in neighboring countries at the end of 2003, including some 113,700 in Nepal and more than 15,000 in India. Most of the refugees were Lhotsampa – Bhutanese Hindus of Nepalese origin – who fled between 1990 and 1992 to escape ethnically based harassment and expulsion by the Bhutanese authorities.

New Developments:

See South Asia Regional Summary

Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal

See "Unending Limbo: Warehousing Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal"

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