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Refugee Camps in Nepal


There are now seven Bhutanese refugee camps located in Jhapa and Morang districts of eastern Nepal. housing upto one-sixth of Bhutan's legal population. The bulk of these people arrived in these camps between 1991-1993.

Six of these camps are in Jhapa district and one is in adjoining Morang district in the south-eastern corner of Nepal. The camps are under the joint administration of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and His Majesty's Government of Nepal. The UNHCR is assisted by a host of International Relief Agencies in implementing its humanitarian assistance programme.

Bhutanese Refugee Camp Population - June 1999

Beldangi I

16,587

Beldangi II

20,726

Beldangi II Extension

10,517

Goldhap

8,643

Khudunabari

12,124

Sanischare

18,829

Timai

 9,191

                                      Total

96,617

Data Source: Refugee Coordination Unit, His Majesty's Government of Nepal.


Implementing Agencies