Bhutanese General Information

What is going on in Bhutan now?

Bhutanese refugees will generally want to talk about the current situation in Bhutan as much as about their experiences so far. Knowledge about what pressing issues are being faced by those back home would make for a good conversation starter when dealing with traumatized people. The following report and the website are good sources of information for events inside Bhutan as well as in the Diaspora.

1. Last Hope: The Need for Durable Solutions for Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal and India, by Human Rights Watch. Available at http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2007/05/16/last-hope.

This report documents the situation of ethnic Nepalis in Bhutan (the source of the Bhutanese refugee population) as well as the need for a durable solution to the Bhutanese refugee crisis.

2. Bhutan News Service: Available at www.bhutannewsservice.com.

This website is the place where most Bhutanese refugee go to get their news about the happenings in the Bhutanese refugee Diaspora as well as inside Bhutan.

3. Documentary: The Refugees of Shangri-La

Follows the story of Bhutanese refugees leaving the camps after roughly 20 years there, and making their way to the U.S. http://www.therefugeesofshangrila.com