Excessively high Bhutanese suicide rate in US comes up in alerts again

I think this is probably the same report we have mentioned previously, but since we have so many new readers lately and a lot of recent news on Bhutanese (Nepalese) refugees, it’s best to repeat it rather than to have some readers not know about it.

Bhutanese refugees in Atlanta.

For several reasons, mostly joblessness and family stress over money, Bhutanese refugees are killing themselves at higher rates than most people in the world.   Tell me again why we are going to legalize 11 million illegal aliens and bring in more immigrants when legal refugees can’t find work?  And, why are resettlement agencies actually lobbying for more job competition for their own refugees?

From the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) for the week of July 5, 2013:

During the period February 2009–February 2012, the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported 16 suicides among the approximately 57,000 Bhutanese refugees who had resettled in the United States since 2008. In 2012, the office requested assistance from CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center to identify risk factors that might be associated with suicidal ideation among Bhutanese refugees. In collaboration with the Massachusetts refugee health center, CDC conducted a survey of randomly selected Bhutanese refugees in four U.S. states with large populations of resettled refugees*. The results indicated significant associations between ever having expressed suicidal ideation and current self-reported symptoms of mental health disorder (e.g., anxiety, depression, or posttraumatic stress disorder) and postmigration difficulties (e.g., family conflict or inability to find work). The findings highlight the need for development of culturally appropriate community-based interventions for suicide prevention and standard procedures for monitoring and reporting suicides and suicide attempts in the Bhutanese refugee population.

They killed themselves in Nepal at a pretty high rate too (must be something in their culture, or, LOL! in their genetic makeup?)

 ….the annual suicide rate among Bhutanese refugees resettled in the United States was calculated by investigators as 21.5 per 100,000; the age-adjusted suicide rate using the U.S. 2000 population as the standard was 24.4 per 100,000. Both estimates were higher than the estimated annual global suicide rate for all persons of 16.0 per 100,000 (1) and the annual suicide rate for U.S. residents of 12.4 per 100,000 (2), but were similar to the prearrival suicide rate in Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal of 20.7 per 100,000 (3).

*The four states are these:  Arizona, Georgia, New York, and Texas.  But, since we have brought nearly 70,000 Bhutanese to the US, there are many other resettlement states experiencing challenges with joblessness and just plain overload of George Bush’s refugees.  Yesterday, we heard from Bhutanese in Manchester, NH, here.

Photo: There are many more photos of Bhutanese refugees in Atlanta, here, along with a story about them.

Will Malta “push back” latest batch of illegal alien Somalis to Libya?

Has Malta finally had enough?

This is old news—as of yesterday, thanks to reader Charles for alerting us.

(Note: we’ve had cable problems where I live so didn’t get this up sooner.  The NGOs might well have stopped the proposed push-back by now.)

Some of this latest group of Somalis which arrived on Malta yesterday may be sent back to Libya. My suggestion—send them to Somalia! Photo: Times of Malta

From the Times of Malta:

The authorities have booked an Air Malta plane to ferry migrants to Mitiga airport in Tripoli an midnight and 4am, informed sources said this afternoon.

The development comes as the prime minister confirmed earlier this afternoon that the government was considering all options, including the possibility of sending back to Libya migrants who arrived today.

By 5.30pm tens of NGO volunteers gathered outside the back entrance of the police headquarters in Floriana to stop trucks from leaving.

Earlier, they complained that their representatives had not been allowed access to the group. The migrants, totalling 102, arrived this morning and are being held at police headquarters. It is understood that only the men – about 70, will be sent back.

Earlier, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said:

“All options are being considered in the national interest, but no decision had been taken, Joseph Muscat told timesofmalta.com.

“This is not push-back, it is a signal that we are not push overs,” Dr Muscat said when questioned. When asked whether the government would repatriate the migrants if that action was illegal, Dr Muscat reiterated that all options were being considered.

Readers, it’s only common sense that every time a boat arrives and the migrants get tickets to America or some other European country (which has been part of the pattern for Malta–US State Dept. policy) they will keep coming!  Send them back a few times and the word will spread.  Who wants them to stay?

A group of 11 non-governmental organisations said this afternoon that the government must not return the migrants who arrived in Malta this morning to Libya.


“We, the undersigned 11 NGOs, are shocked that the government is even considering sending back to Libya the group of migrants that arrived this morning. The group of 102 included 41 women and two babies. All are Somali, which means they could very well need protection.


The NGOs said that it was certain that the migrants would face gross human rights abuses if returned to Libya.

So don’t send them to Libya—send them to Somalia. 

We are all aware that Somalia is improving and that their new President even came to America to encourage Somalis to return and re-build their own country.  And, besides even at the height of Somalia’s terror problems, wealthy Muslim Saudi Arabia was flying illegal Somali Muslims back to Mogadishu and I don’t recall a single NGO squawking about that!

So who are the NGOs opposing push-back?  I see the Jesuits are busy as usual.  They were behind pressuring the US into taking some of the previous Somali illegal aliens to your towns and cities in America.   And the ‘People for Change Foundation’ sounds suspiciously like a George Soros enterprise.

These claims are backed by the research of solid human rights organisations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.”

Aditus foundation, Jesuit Refugee Service (Malta), Migrant’s Network for Equality, SOS Malta, Malta Emigrants’ Commission, KOPIN, Integra Foundation, Foundation for Shelter and Support of Migrants, Organisation for Friendship in Diversity, Koperativa Kummerc Gust and People for Change Foundation said…

Everything you need to know about the mess in Malta can be found in our lengthy Malta archive, click here.