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Monday, May 31, 2010

Sewa USA Organizes First Conference on Bhutanese Immigrants’ Empowerment

Monday,May 31,2010
ATLANTA, GEORGIA : Sewa International USA successfully conducted the First National Bhutanese Refugee Empowerment Conference in Atlanta, GA, during April 17th-18th 2010. Over sixty delegates and over one hundred attendees came from all over USA to make this pioneering conference memorable.

The delegates expressed appreciation for the efforts of the United States Government, United Nations Human Commissioner for Refugees, International Organization for Migration, and other refugee agencies in settling Bhutanese refugees in the USA and many other countries worldwide. Refugees have been facing hardships in refugee camps in Nepal for two decades. The government of the U.S. has accepted 60,000 Bhutanese refugees in a short span of four years. Since early 2008 when the first refugees started to arrive in the US, Sewa USA has been complementing the efforts of refugee agencies in providing assistance to improve the socio-economic condition of refugee families.

Sewa USA will continue to support the Bhutanese families irrespective of their religious belief, ethnicity or political affiliation. And continue to work with other like-minded organizations across the country.

For the full conference resolutions see url above. To read about the saga of the Bhutanese refugees immigrating to America, you can see the Hinduism Today article

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