Danish aid for Bhutanese refugees

KATHMANDU: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of Rs 4.6 million for the aid of more than 85,000 Bhutanese refugees living in several camps in Eastern Nepal for the last 18 years.

"The number of refugees repatriated to a third country has now reached 25,000. The process of solving the problem of the refugees is moving fast now. It is, therefore, important that we do not meet obstacles, including food shortages among the people in the camp," said Danish Ambassador, Finn Thilsted.

A statement issued by WFP said the Danish contribution will support both emergency and long-term projects in Nepal.