United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
Netherlands and Switzerland Boost WFP Efforts To Secure Food Supplies To Bhutanese Refugees
PDF File Size: 11 KB | Download   
The United Nations World Food Programme in Nepal welcomed donations of US$ 617,000 from the Netherlands and US$410,000 from Switzerland to support WFP’s efforts to provide food supplies to over 108,000 Bhutanese refugees living in seven camps in eastern Nepal. The combined donation will secure enough food resources to feed all of the refugees for over one month. The donations were received in response to WFP’s continued efforts to raise desperately needed funds from the international community in order provide monthly food rations to the refugees in 2007. Under their current status, refugees are restricted from engaging in economic activities outside the camps and from owning land – making
humanitarian assistance, like food aid provided by WFP, critical to fulfill their basic needs. “These donations could not have come at a more critical time as we were facing resource shortfalls that may have required food rationing for the months of April and May, placing the health and safety of the refugees at serious risk,” stated Richard Ragan, WFP’s Country Representative in Nepal. “Also let me make clear that recent reports that WFP is cutting rations to pressure refugees to consider 3rd country repatriation are completely inaccurate. We have for the last 16 years of feeding refugees in Nepal depended on the generosity of donor countries and today the country faces a number of new challenges, which has an impact on our ability to raise funds. We remain hopeful, however, that the donors will continue their support to the Bhutanese in Nepal.” Since arriving in Nepal in 1991, the international community has consistently provided enough funds to WFP for the refugees to have a full compliment of food. To date, this program remains one of the most supported refugee feeding activities in the world. “Despite these contributions, we still need over US$7 million for this year, or approximately US$1 million a month,
to provide adequate food to the over 108,000 Bhutanese refugees that are completely dependent upon WFP’s humanitarian assistance to meet their basic requirements, “continued Ragan. WFP has been providing essential food aid to the Bhutanese refugees since 1992 at the request of the Government of Nepal and in close coordination with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.
Publisher:
WFP ,   (2007 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
FOOD SUPPLIES, FOOD AID, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCE SHORTFALL, INTERNATIONAL RELIEF, REPATRIATION, INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES, DONOR COUNTRIES, HEALTH AND SAFETY, SERIOUS RISK, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, BHUTANESE REFUGEE, SECURE FOOD, REFUGEE, DONATIONS, FOOD RATION
Thematic Group:
 WFP : Food and Emergency humanitarian logistict support
Thesaurus:
02.04.00  -  Development
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
551  times viewed
1  times downloaded.
Feeder: DEEPIKA DHAKAL , Editor: , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
U.S. Gives $2 Million To WFP For Bhutanese Refugees In Nepal
European Commission Donates €1.5 Million To Feed Bhutanese Refugees In Nepal
U.S. Gives $1.8 Million To Feed Bhutanese Refugees In Nepal
EMOP-THRB-Corporate Response EMOP Facility Emergency Food Assistance to Populations Affected by Earthquake in Nepal Standard Project Report 2016 World Food Programme in Nepal, State of (NP)
WFP Nepal Earthquake Situation Report # 24 ( 15 September 2015)
Country Programme Nepal (2013-2017) Standard Project Report 2016 World Food Programme in Nepal, State of (NP)
Statement of the United Nations World Food Programme from Country Representative in Nepal, Richard Ragan, On Ration Reductions to Koshi River Flood Victims
Synthesis Report Of The Evaluation Series On The Impact Of Food For Assets (2002–2011) And Lessons for Building Livelihood Resilience
WFP Expands Nepal Operations To Reach 2.5 Million Hungry
Nepal: Earthquake : Situation Report : 22 ( August 2015)
Evaluation Reports- Agenda item 6 Summary Evaluation Reports Nepal Country Partfolio
Nepal Situation Report #20 (7 August 2015)
Micronutrient Powder Use and Outcomes in Refugee Camps in Nepal (ASIA)
Evaluation Quality Assurance System
WFP Appoints Nepalese Citizen As Head Of Oversight Division
WFP URGES RESUMPTION OF FOOD AID DELIVERIES FOR 1 MILLION NEPALESE
Nepal Situation Report #3, 4 May 2015
WFP Nepal | Brief Reporting period: 01 October – 31 December 2014
WFP Launches International Appeal For $US49 Million To Support Nepal 's Peace Process
TIBETAN REFUGEES IN NEPAL
SYNTHESIS of Impact Evaluations Food for Assets for Livelihoods Resilience Terms of Reference - Final 12 Dec 2013.
WFP Nepal Situation Report #7 (as of 18 May 2015)
Nepal Situation Report #21 (14 August 2015)
Nepal: Earthquake - Situation Report : 17 (July 2015)
Management Response To The Recommendations Of The Summary Report Of The Strategic Evaluation Of WFP'S Role In Ending Long-Term Hunger
Food Wastage Footprint & Climate Change
WFP : Nepal: Earthquake Situation Report : 23 ( 3 September 2015 )
World Food Programme
IMPACT EVALUATION SYNTHESIS - Synthesis Report of the Evaluation Series on the Impact of Food for Assets (2002 – 2011) And lessons for building livelihoods resilience
“WFP Appeals For Safe Passage Of Food Aid In Terai”
Statement of the United Nations World Food Programme from Country Representative in Nepal, Richard Ragan, On the Safety of WFP Food
Food Security Assessment of Nepal - Synthesis Document
WFP Extends Food Aid Operations In Nepal To Cover Continuing Drought
WFP Appeals For Free Passage For Food Aid
Crop Situation Update - A joint assessment of 2011 summer crops and outlook of 2011/12 winter crops
Nepal Situation Report #11, 9 June 2015
WFP Nepal: Earthquake - Situation Report: 19 (July 2015)
IMPACT EVALUATION - Evaluation of the Impact of Food for Assets on Livelihood Resilience in Nepal-A Mixed Method Impact Evaluation (Annex Vol I).
Country Operation Plan 2002 for Nepal (External Version)
Statement of the United Nations World Food Programme Country Representative in Nepal, Richard Ragan, On Disruption of WFP Food Assistance Deliveries in Nepal
Press Release Of FAO Representation In Nepal (2015)
US Team Visits WFP’S Emergency Food Aid Operations In Midwestern Nepal
A Sub-Regional Hunger Index for Nepal
Market Watch 56 - August 2013.
Statement Of the United Nations World Food Programme From Country Representative In Nepal, Richard Ragan, Urging Protesting Groups In The Terai To Allow WFP Food Convoys To Pass
Government Provides Assurances on WFP Food Safety
IFAD Signs US$ 7.6 Million Loan And US$ 7.6 Million Grant For High - Value Agriculture Project In Nepal
Food Security Bulletin -19
Nepal - Country Fact Sheet 2009
Nepal Situation Report #4, 6 May 2015
Nepal Food Security Bulletin Issue 34, February 2012
Crop Situation Update, Issue No. 5 ( March 2007)
Biosecurity Status of Food and Agriculture in Nepal
OHCHR-Nepal and World Food Programme Welcome Supreme Court’s Order To Ensure Food Supply
Government of Germany Contributes 100,000 Euro To UNHCR’s Nepal Programme
WFP Nepal : Brief : Reporting Period: 01 April - 30 June 2015
Crop Situation Update, Issue No. 8 ( April 2008)
Nepal Food Security Bulletin - Issue 26 (October - December 2009)
Nepal Situation Report #16 (7 July 2015)
Market and Price Impact Assessment Nepal United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI)
Agricultural Policy And Strategies For Poverty Alleviation And Food Security-NEPAL
TCP/NEP/3402: Policy Assistance For Bio-Secure Agro-Food Supply Chain For Enhanced Market Access And Food Security For The Small Holding Rural Sector
Market Watch - 17
WFP Emergency Operation 200668 - Emergency Food Assistance to Populations Affected by Earthquake in Nepal
Summary Terms Of Reference: JOINT Strategic Evaluation Of Renewed Effort Against Child Hunger And Under-Nutrition (REACH)
Food Security Bulletin - 10 (May - June 2005)
Right to Food at Country Level : E-Newsletter 2013
Food Security Analysis (May 2015)
Food Insecurity Worsens In Nepal
Evaluation Reports: Summary Report Of The Strategic Evaluation Of WFP'S Role In Ending Long-Term Hunger
Special Report -- FAO/WFP FOOD Security Assessment Mission to Nepal
Crop Situation Update, Issue No. 6 ( July 2007)
Crop Situation Update - Issue 6 (July 2007)
WFP Nepal : Brief : Reporting Period: 01 January - 30 March 2015
WFP Nepal : Brief : Reporting Period: 01 July - 30 September 2015
Child Nutrition Bulletin, Issue No. 1 ( April‐June 2010 )
Final Assessment Of Key Effects- Monitoring Survey Records of Dhaulagiri Irrigation Development Project
Nepal Earthquake: Humanitarian Situation Report, One Month Review, 25 May 2015
Nepal Agricultural Policy and Strategies for Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
Nepal Food Security Bulletin
Household Food Security in Nepal
Market Watch 57 - September 2013.
Market Watch - 5
IOM, UNHCR And WFP Denounce He Bomb Attack At The IOM Office In Eastern Nepal
Dolakha District Food Security Bulletin
Cereal supply and demand balance for sub-Saharan African countries. Situation as of May 2016
Nepal Situation Report #5, 9 May 2015
WFP Nepal Situation Report, #02 [Addendum] 29 April 2015
Nepal Food Security Bulletin, Issue No. 32 ( August 2011)
Nepal: CERF allocations As of 22 May 2015
AUD 1 Million For WFP Emergency Food Deliveries And Rural Assistance Projects
Agricultural Policy and Strategies for Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
Nepal Food Security Bulletin (Issue 28, August 2010)
NEPAL- Who is Assessing / Monitoring What, Where? (Jan '07 - Apr '08): Eastern Development Region
Food Security Bulletin - 11 (October - December 2005)
Summary Report Of The Evaluation Of The Impact Of Food For Assets On Livelihood Resilience In Nepal (2002–2010)
Nepal Situation Report #10 (1 June 2015)
Markets and Cash Research Project: Preliminary findings 10 Nov 2009 WFP Nepal Food Security Monitoring and Analysis Unit
Nepal Situation Report #8, 21 May 2015
Price Monitoring and Analysis Country Brief - Food Security Information for Decision Making
100 result(s) found.