KATHMANDU:

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has expressed concern over delays made by the government to approve the directives which are preventing Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) and returnees from enjoying their full rights.

Issuing a press release, the NRC said it has been eight months since the government approved the national policy on IDPs, but the government is delaying in approving operational directives which are required to implement the already approved policy. Several organisations have urged the government to approve the IDP directives immediately.