Diaspora

Congressional Briefing on Bhutan in Washington DC

By B.M Rai and Bhuwan Gautam The Congressional briefing on Bhutan took place on November 17th, 2014 at Washington DC. It was organized by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF). There were 27 resettled Bhutanese delegates from 14 cities representing 10 different States of the US. Delegates presented issues on domestic and foreign policies and requested US State Department, Senate Officials and Congress members for their help towards finding permanent

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Office of Refugees and Immigrant (ORR) posts the funding opportunity announcement

The ORR, within the U.S Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced the funding opportunities today and invited eligible ethnic community based organizations through the Self Help Grant. The grant is specifically designed to provide services to newly arriving refugees in the United States with an objective of strengthening ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations, and to ensure ongoing support and culturally

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Refugee Health Orientation Videos and Handouts From Healthy Roads Media

Several years ago the Refugee Services Section of the Ohio Department of Job and Family services produced a wonderful DVD called Safe, Smart and Healthy that provides comprehensive information that meets the health education requirements of refugee health orientation. The content was developed in 33 languages. The DVD dissemination strategy is not completely useful in reaching all new refugees and Healthy Roads Media (HRM) was contacted to see if

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Deadline to declare interest for TCR announced

On April 2, UNHCR Nepal began an information campaign in the Bhutanese refugee camps to publicize the upcoming deadline to submit a declaration of interest in resettlement. The deadline for Bhutanese refugees to declare interest in the group resettlement program is June 30, 2014. The international community has been resettling Bhutanese refugees from Nepal since 2008. Of the 107,800 refugees in the camps at the beginning of the program, 89,000 have

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