The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North

The Sorry Saga of Bhutan's North
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Monday, September 4, 2006

Germany contributes to UNHCR Nepal , NIBL contributes to UNHCR

Germany contributes to UNHCR Nepal

The Government of Federal Republic of Germany has contributed 100,000 Euros to UNHCR Nepal as part of Humanitarian Assistance and International Protection for the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. In a statement on Monday, the refugee agency said this contribution was in response to a specific proposal submitted to the German government last month to continue its support for the protection and assistance to the refugees. Of the total contribution, 70,000 Euros will be used for shelter, food, water and sanitation and remaining 30,000 Euros for international protection, monitoring and coordination, the agency said. Germany is one of the regular contributors to UNHCR Nepal.
UNHCR provides assists to around 106,000 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal for the last 17 years. ia Sep 04 06

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NIBL contributes to UNHCR

Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL), a private sector bank, has contributed Rs 640,000 towards UNHCR's annual programme for Bhutanese refugees in eastern Nepal.
A statement by the refugee agency on Monday said this was a landmark in private sector support to refugees in Nepal and a clear expression of the concern of NIBL to help a refugee population in need.
"This contribution will be used to fund primary educational needs of the refugee students in the camps," said country representative of the refugee agency Abraham Abraham.
NIBL has expressed its interest to support UNHCR's noble cause of educating the refugees and this contribution was a part of the bank's corporate social responsibility.
The UN refugee agency provides protection and assistance to around 106,000 Bhutanese refugees who have been sheltering in seven camps in eastern Nepal since the early 1990's. Despite fifteen rounds of bilateral negotiations between the Bhutanese and Nepali governments, not a refugee has been allowed to return to Bhutan or avail of any other durable solutions. ia Aug 21 06

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