Sangita’s Story, Nepal

Photo by UNHCR/ 2014

Photo by UNHCR/ 2014

I am working as Protection Associate at the UNHCR Sub-Office in Damak (eastern Nepal) since 2008. Child protection concerns are very common among the refugees from Bhutan in camps. Many things have been difficult for refugee children, particularly for children neglected by their family or who live without the family. My utmost concern is helping these children jointly with the refugee community and change their life. The educational, recreational, and psychological support offered to them increases their self-esteem and sense of well-being. The slightest attention given to them dramatically boost up their hopes and aspirations. This gives great satisfaction to me. Some of the happiest moments have been when children, whom I once supported and taken care of, call me and share their experiences of life in their new resettlement countries. The job is quite challenging but when I do my best for the refugee children, I make a big difference in their life.


Sangita Khatiwada

UNHCR Protection Associate, Damak, Nepal

1 family torn apart by war is too many

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