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Hope of the homeland.

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Indra Maya Rai, a bhutanese refugee runs a small photo studio inside her hut, along with her husband, in Beldangi-II, one of the seven refugee camps, situated in eastern low-land of Nepal. They have four children. Since refugees are not allowed to work outside the camp and there are no opportunities for work, they started this photo studio to earn the bread for their family, since food ptovided by UNHCR is not quite enough for them..

Bhutanese Refugees are residing here in seven camps, after they were forcefully evacuated from their homeland, Bhutan, almost two decade ago.

In 2007, the U.S. agreed to take 60,000 of these refugees, and some other countries too agreed to take them. Third country resettlement process is ongoing.

Today June 20, is World Refugee Day. Here I’m posting this picture to mark the same hence it will go unnoticed by many of us.

( for more pictures : http://kishorksharma.wordpress.com/hope-of-homeland/ )

Some more images of the camp:

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