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Bhutanese Refugee Resettlement Update

Hello to everyone interested in Bhutanese resettlement in the US, The IOM now indicates that 17,612 refugees have been resettled in the US. See this: http://www.apfanews.com/stories/unhcr-iom-say-20000-resettle-so-far/ By the way, you should check out the APFA news to get some news of the camps. Note that one of the Bhutanese camp

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Job Opportunity In Nepal (Winrock International)

Chief of Party – Economic Growth, Nepal Winrock International (Winrock) is recruiting for a Chief of Party under the- Agriculture and Enterprise Group. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications for this position are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

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Bhutanese/ Nepali Picnic

We currently have many members throughout the country helping in the very important work of resettling Bhutanese Refugees from Nepal. It’s not as complicated as it sounds! Here is a list of agencies where you can volunteer in your area. What they need is friendship, someone they can relate to

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Indra Dai Cancer Treatment

UPDATE: May 8 2010 Indra’s treatment is going well, but he still needs to have several visits to India for testing and procedures. FPCNE (the former Peace Corps Nepal staff organization) has committed $300 to his additional treatment. Indra Dai has an urgent need for $1000 for his care. So

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Peace Corps Expansion – Critical Phase

Ninth Inning. Two outs. Bases Loaded Thanks to you, we won in the early innings getting a full $450 million authorization in the crucial House Subcommittee. Thanks to you, we won in the middle innings getting the entire House Subcommittee – all Republicans and all Democrats – to vote the

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$450m for Peace Corps One Step Closer!

LOWEY LEADS THE BEGINNING OF THE BOLD NEW PEACE CORPS Last night at 5:30pm EST Congresswoman Nita Lowey, appearing with Colombia RPCV Journalist Maureen Orth, on the Chris Matthews show announced that we got the full $450 million for the Peace Corps in 2010, a $110 million increase out of

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Letter to Obama – More Peace Corps!

This letter written by former PCN Director Donovan Russell. Dear President Obama: On Saturday of this week there will be a rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington in support of a proposed appropriation for the Peace Corps in the amount of 450 million dollars. The intent is to promote resources

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Bhutanese Refugee Videos & Resources

This info courtesy of Doug Hall. Just do a search on YouTube for “Bhutanese refugee” and you’ll find quite a few videos of various sorts.  New ones keep cropping up and old ones are taken down Here are a few http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kYk-XQg1o8&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dBhpEE89qE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up29_ppJ_2g&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeqqZG9rK0g http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq3w8EjtTuI&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU_MsYB9LlE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYQ_h-spedg&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DryNAyeFDo8&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPlCLg3B7WI The

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