The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

WFP promises to provide support to Bhutanese refugees

KATHMANDU: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Nepal said that it would continuously provide food grains to Bhutanese refugees living in the vulnerable condition in Nepal despite its compulsion to reduce the support owing to financial crunch.
The WFP said that it was compelled to reduce the quantity of food grains provided to Bhutanese refugees in Nepal due to the acute crunch of financial grants from the beginning of this year. There are around 11,000 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal now depending on the humanitarian support.
A press release issued by the WFP Office on Friday stated that the WFP, however, would continue its support to around 3,100 refugees including elderly, disabled persons and single mother.
The WFP Nepal Communication Officer Shitashma Thapa said that the WFP had been providing food grains to Bhutanese refugees living since 1992.


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