When Tara Dhungana was about to start sixth grade in Bhutan, his family took what he thought was a trip.
“When we left the country, my parents were saying we would come back a few weeks after,” he said.
They packed a few bags and left their animals in the yard, vegetables still growing in the garden. They arrived in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal, and Dhungana spent the remainder of his childhood there.
“You don’t know what tomorrow has for you,” Dhungana said. “It’s always dark, right? Tomorrow is always dark.”