A girl, aged 12 when she left Bhutan

(from Nowhere to turn: Bhutanese refugees in Nepal, The Refugee Council, UK (1998))

From Sarbhang we took a truck to Maidhar, where there was nothing. It was windy and not good there. Soon after reaching, it became very congested with many people and many died. I think people died from the congestion. We stayed in Maidhar for about three months. We built a shelter there from sticks. We got some green plastic from an NGO.