United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
UNHCR Nepal observes World Water Day in the Bhutanese Refugee Camps
PDF File Size: 56 KB | Download   
Water is critical for sustainable development, including environmental integrity and the alleviation of poverty and hunger, and is indispensable for human health and well-being. The United Nations General Assembly at its 58th session in December 2003 agreed to proclaim years 2005 to 2015 as International Decade for Action,"Water for Life", and beginning with World Water Day, March 22,2005. The main goals of the Decade are to draw public attention to water-related issues, to promote wider participation and involvement of women in water sector management and ultimately to help achieve internationally agreed water-related targets. UNHCR Nepal, joining the global effort, is observing World Water Day on 22March 2005 by organizing various activities and events in the Bhutanese refugee camps in eastern Nepal. Clean–up campaigns, art and essay competitions for school children, and awareness/information sessions will be held in the seven refugee camps. In the Bhutanese refugee camps, UNHCR supplies piped water at an average of 22 litres per person per day. In the seven camps where over 105,000 refugees reside, the water system is centrally controlled and distributed through pipes. The water is pumped from deep wells and into overhead tanks where it is then chlorinated and subsequently distributed two to three times per day in the camps. The water quality is tested twice per
month by taking samples from a)the overhead tanks; b)collection points at the tap stands; and c)household containers. Water quality results are shared with public health organisations. The water supplied to the refugees is known to be the best quality water in the area of operation.
Publisher:
UNHCR ,   (2005 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
WATER FOR LIFE, PUBLIC HEALTH, NEED-ASSESSMENT, REFUGEE COMMUNITY, HOUSEHOLD CONTAINERS, HEALTH CARE, SHELTER, DOMESTIC NEEDS, EDUCATION, SANITATION, FREE OF COST, ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEE, DISPLACED PERSON, WATER QUALITY, ALLEVIATION OF POVERTY, HUMAN HEALTH, BHUTANESE REFUGEE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY, WORLD WATER DAY, INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR ACTION
Thematic Group:
 UNHCR : Refugees and Migration
Thesaurus:
13.01.00  -  Protection Of And Assistance To Refugees And Displaced Persons
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
688  times viewed
6  times downloaded.
Feeder: DEEPIKA DHAKAL , Editor: , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
UNHCR welcomes contribution of NPR 330 million (EURO)2950000 from European Commission
Government of Japan Contributes US $ 2 Million to UNHCR Nepal
Considerable Amount of Reduction in the Supply of Essential Items, UNHCR
Country Operation Plan 2002 for Nepal (External Version)
U.S. Gives $2 Million To WFP For Bhutanese Refugees In Nepal
Child Protection Network (Early Childhood Development Center) Nepal
European Commission Donates €1.5 Million To Feed Bhutanese Refugees In Nepal
Government of Germany Contributes 100,000 Euro To UNHCR’s Nepal Programme
The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has pledged contribution to UNHCR
Bhutan/Nepal Trapped by Inequality: Bhutanese Refugee Women in Nepal
Nepal - UNHCR Global Report 2008
Netherlands and Switzerland Boost WFP Efforts To Secure Food Supplies To Bhutanese Refugees
Micronutrient Powder Use and Outcomes in Refugee Camps in Nepal (ASIA)
Nepal - UNHCR Global Report 2005
Australian Ambassador Glenn White visits Bhutanese Refugee Camp.
Nepal - UNHCR Global Report 2003
Government of Australia Contributes US $ 534,351 to UNHCR’s Nepal programmes
UNHCR urges all parties for smooth delivery of humanitarian assistance to refugees
Nepal - UNHCR Global Appeal 2009 Update
Nutrition Surveillance Reports Health Assessment Programme: Issue No.2, (January–December 2011)
Nutrition Surveillance Reports Health Assessment Programme: Issue No.1, (January–June 2011)
Nutrition Surveillance Reports Health Assessment Programme: Issue No.3, (January–December 2012)
UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2006 - Nepal
Refugee Management
Government of Japan contributes US$ 2 Million to UNHCR’s Nepal programme
Government of Japan Contributes US$ 2 Million to UNHCR’s Nepal Programme
Country Operations Plan - 2005
UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2002 - Nepal
Nepal - UNHCR Global Appeal 2008 - 2009
UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2004 - Nepal
From Refugee to a New Life
UNHCR/WFP Joint Assessment Mission Report Assistance to the Refugees from Bhutan in Nepal
Nepal in short - UNHCR 2001 Global Appeal
Nepal - UNHCR Global Report 2001
Bhutanese Refugees On Strike in Kathmandu
2017 Planning summary
Nepal In Short
Child Protection Network (Community-based Child Care Center) Nepal
Goldhap Bhutanese Refugee Camp Destroyed by Fire - OCHA Situation Report (March 2008)
Shinnyo-en contributes US $ 38,462 to UNHCR’s Nepal programme
Government of Nepal and UNHCR to conduct census of the Bhutanese refugees in camps in eastern Nepal
Nepal - UNHCR Global Report 2002
UNHCR Nepal to Celebrate Refugee Olympic Team
Nepal - UNHCR Global Report 2007
Nepal - UNHCR Global Appeal 2010 - 11
Nepal - UNHCR Global Appeal 2003
U.S. Gives $1.8 Million To Feed Bhutanese Refugees In Nepal
Clashes Between Locals and Refugees; One Dead And Several Injured
NEPAL
Press Statement (2008)
UNHCR Global Report 2010, Nepal
Bulletin of the World Health Organization - Cost-effectiveness of Cataract Surgery in a Public Health Eye Care Programme in Nepal
UNHCR Nepal Factsheet
Nepal Fact Sheet March 2016
IOM, UNHCR And WFP Denounce He Bomb Attack At The IOM Office In Eastern Nepal
Resettlement of 16 Vulnerable Refugees from Bhutan on Protection Grounds
Nepal - UNHCR Global Report 2009
UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2005 - Nepal
UNHRC Nepal Factsheet
Cost-effectiveness of cataract surgery in a public health eye care programme in Nepal
UNHCR Global Report 2011, Nepal
NEPAL Earthquake: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 24 August 2015)
Nepal Investment Bank Contributes NPR 640,000 to UNHCR’s Nepal Programme
EU-Funded Water Project and Police Station Inaugurated in Damak, Eastern Nepal
Common Country Assessment for Nepal 2007
International Volunteer Day 2012 “Celebrate Volunteering” - NEPAL
Nepal - UNHCR/WFP Joint Assessment Mission: Assistance to the Refugees from Bhutan, July 2014
UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2003 - Nepal
UN Newsletter - Vol. 66 (Sept - Oct 2017)
Nepal - UNHCR Mid Year Progress Report 2001
UNHCR Global Refugee Tally At 26-Year Low While Internally Displaced Increase
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. António Guterres, To Visit Nepal
Nepal - UNHCR Global Report 2004
Nepal - UNHCR Global Appeal 2004
Country Operations Plan - 2004
Information Paper on ID Card
UN Newsletter - Vol. 70 (May - Jun 2018)
Thousands of Refugees Homeless in Nepal after Fire Razes Camp
UNHCR and WFP Aiming At Awareness and Prevention Commemorate World Aids Day
UN Newsletter - Vol. 11 (May 2009)
UNHCR NEPAL FACT SHEET 2014
UNHCR NEPAL FACT SHEET 2014
UNHCR Calls on Refugees To Show Restrain and Halt Growing Violence in The Camps in Eastern Nepal
Nepal
Male and Female Condoms For Refugees in Nepal
Micronutrient Supplementation for Children in Bhutanese refugee Camps of Nepal
Over 8000 Refugees From Bhutan Resettled in 2008
UNHCR-IOM Joint Press Release Resettlement of refugees from Bhutan reaches 100,000
Country Programme Nepal (2013-2017) Standard Project Report 2016 World Food Programme in Nepal, State of (NP)
NEPAL FACTSHEET January 2016
Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Country Operations Fact Sheets (September 2014 )
NEPAL- Who is Assessing / Monitoring What, Where? (Jan '07 - Apr '08): Eastern Development Region
WHO Nepal Earthquake Health Update - Situation Report No. 5: 30 April 2015
Managing Migration for the Benefit of all:The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission in Nepal INFO-SHEET
UNHCR Global Report 2009, Nepal
(Wrong File) Operational highlights
Nepal - UNHCR Global Report 2006
Addressing HIV in the Context of Resettlement in Nepal
General Assembly - UNHCR Activities Financed by Voluntary Funds : Report for 1994-1995 and Proposed Programmes and Budget for 1996
UNHCR Global Report 2008, Nepal
100 result(s) found.