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Hari Khanal

The author is a former Bhutanese refugee who lived in one of the refugee camps in Nepal for 17 years. He went to the United States in 2008 under the third country resettlement program. Currently, he is working as a Coordinator, Refugee Health Initiative/Case Manager at Caring Health Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is a certified Community Health Worker in the state of Massachusetts.

Biden’s ‘Welcome Corps’ Announcement an Opportunity for Bhutanese Refugees

Published On: February 17, 2023 07:30 AM NPT By: Hari Khanal

In January 2023, US President Joe Biden announced a new program called "Welcome Corps" which will allow ordinary American citizens to use the opportunity of sponsorship for resettling refugees living in camps with an uncertain future, as reported by the US media. This can be an opportunity for the Bhutanese Refugees remaining in the camps in Nepal as well.

How Bhutan is fooling the world about refugee crisis

Published On: March 19, 2021 07:15 AM NPT By: Hari Khanal

The resettled Bhutanese need to come together to make the international community aware about the reality and exert diplomatic pressure on Bhutan.

How a Nepali-origin family of four in the US recovered from COVID-19

Published On: May 1, 2020 11:25 AM NPT By: Hari Khanal

When the hospital informed us that my wife had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), I believed that my entire family must have been infected by this fatal virus. All of us in the family were experiencing some kinds of symptoms including headache, cough, and fever. COVID-19 has already killed over 214,000 people all around the world and millions others infected by this continue their struggle for life. Luckily, my family is able to win the battle with COVID-19 after four weeks of fierce struggle and determination.