This year marks an important global achievement as the 100,000th refugee from Bhutan is expected to depart refugee camps in Nepal for resettlement.
Since 2005, Australia has played a key role in the international resettlement of refugees from Bhutan. Australia has worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other major resettlement countries to help achieve a resolution for one of the most protracted refugee situations in Asia.
Australia has welcomed close to 5500 refugees from Bhutan, who have settled in both regional and metropolitan areas around Australia and arecontributing to Australian society and their local communities.
Refugee Week acknowledges the experiences of refugees and their contribution to Australia.