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UN says 8,600 Nepalis living as refugees abroad; 9,000 others seeking asylum

Kathmandu, June 19

The United Nations says around 8,600 Nepalis are living as refugees in various countries of the world. Likewise, around 9,000 others are living as asylum seekers.

In its recent report ‘Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2018’, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, says 8,589 Nepalis are living as refugees and five others in refugee-like situation. Similarly, there are 9,084 people from Nepal who are seeking asylum across the world.

The UNHCR also informs that other 328 people from Nepal are also of its concern.

Meanwhile, the report says total 20,808 people are living as refugees in Nepal. Likewise, 55 persons are seeking asylum here.

The report adds that there are other 543 people in Nepal who are concern to the UNHCR.

Officially, Nepal does not give refugee or asylum seeker status to any person. However, it has been hosting thousands of Bhutanese refugees and hundreds of Tibetan refugees for years. Of late, some Rohingyas are also living in the country.


Published on June 19th, Wednesday, 2019 1:59 PM


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