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News Interactive: A Journey from Bhutan to Pittsburgh


Image by Julia Rendleman. Bhutan, 2014.

Bhutanese refugees in Nepal never got much international attention and now, after more than 20 years...

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Smile Devan, 33, a Nepali citizen, says his final goodbyes to his daughter, Rina Shah, 7, before she, her brother and mother leave the refugee camp for the United States. Smile, who is not a refugee, does not know when he will see his two children again since he is not eligible to resettle. Image by Julia Rendleman. Nepal, 2014.

More than 20 years ago, the Lhotshompa people fled ethnic conflict in Bhutan and settled in refugee camps in Nepal. Now the camps are closing, and refugees are being resettled in countries around the world. Many of them have moved to the United States, many to the Pittsburgh area. Follow the unlikely journey of Bhutanese refugees from camps in Nepal to their new homes in Pittsburgh, Pa. through this online news interactive.



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