Monday, January 09, 2017

Bhutanese refugees

When I heard about Bhutanese refugees on the radio, I was confused. I had always assumed Bhutan was a small, homogeneous utopia. I was wrong.

In the early 1990s, over 100,000 Nepalese speaking Bhutanese fled Bhutan. That's one in six residents. Most ended up in Nepalese refugee camps. Currently, over 66,000 reside in America. Who knew?

More background info here.

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