Rajendra’s Story, Nepal

Photo by UNHCR/ 2014

Photo by UNHCR/ 2014

I am currently working at UNHCR Damak in Registration/Data Management as File Management Assistant. Being a native of eastern Nepal (where the camps are located) and working for the refugees from Bhutan for the last 11 years, I have witnessed the transition that took place in the lives of refugees since the start of the resettlement programme in 2007. Almost 92,000 refugees have left their camps and resettled to eight different countries, which is a major achievement. Together with the resettlement countries we have been able to give refugees a new life – a life that is no longer that of a refugee but of a citizen of a country.

Although I am not directly involved in the resettlement process, my involvement with UNHCR makes me proud. I work for the unit responsible for one of the important steps, which is registration related task, printing, and distribution of the identity cards to eligible refugees.


Rajendra Khadka

File Management Assistant, Registration/Data Management Unit UNHCR, Damak, Nepal

1 family torn apart by war is too many

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