Damak, February 8:
The problem of rations has arisen in all the seven Bhutanese refugee camps in Jhapa and Morang districts. Stocks of rice are finished and there is a lack of other food stuffs in the camps as well. Rice provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) to the refugees was sufficient till yesterday.
â€œAs the stock of rice is exhausted, 12,000 refugees did not get rice today,â€ an official of the WFP here said.
Stocks got exhausted due to non-replenishment because of the Terai bandh, the official said. â€œEfforts are on to bring 60 tonnes of rice from Kakarvitta checkpoint by tomorrow,â€ he said.