DAMAK: The photos of Bhutanese refugees resettled in the third countries were exhibited in Bhutanese refugee camps in Jhapa and Morang districts.
The photos taken by Kashish Das Shrestha in New York cover a variety of topics and even show refugees enjoying momos and other Nepali delicacies there. “I saw photos of resettled refugees having momo in the US at the exhibition,” said Debaka Rai, a refugee in Beldangi camp, Damak adding, “The photos also show that the marriages of the resettled refugees in third countries are performed as per our traditions and customs in.”
The exhibition titled Home was organised by UNHCR in the refugee camps. Shrestha captured the photos during six months in New York.
“The photos were related to the struggle of a resettled Bhutanese refugee couple Ganga Neupane and Dipak Odari in the US,” said Shrestha adding, “I captured the pictures after the couple’s resettlement in the US in June.”
“The exhibition was organised to put to rest the confusions and doubts of the refugees regarding resettlement,” UNHCR-Nepal acting chief, Dian Goodman said, adding, “The refugees are fee to take up the opportunity, however, we are not pressurising them.”
The five-day exhibition began on April 20.