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06 Mar 2017 description

Works to reduce flood risk from Mitidrang stream, which runs through Trashigang town, is in full swing. The stream poses threat to the town especially during heavy monsoon.

Flood protection walls are built along the stream.

The first and second phase of the project worth over Nu 15 million has been complete.

The works began in 2015-2016 financial year.

According to Trashigang Dzongda Chekey Gyeltshen, Mitidrang stream requires flood protection walls, as the stream swells during monsoon and poses threat to the town.

04 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

The First Meeting of South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children

KATHMANDU - Friday, March 3 2017: UNICEF South Asia, in coordination with the Parliament of Nepal, organized the first South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children in Kathmandu on March 2. The meeting is taking place for two days.

04 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

Thimphu, March 2, 2017 — The Royal Government of Bhutan and the World Bank signed into effect today the preparation of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) Grant of US$1.5 million, which will support Bhutan to formulate a long-term plan to improve climate resilience.

22 Feb 2017 description


  • The WFP Country Programme platform was used to support the Karnali drought response by utilising the existing food pipeline to expand activities to include a blanket supplementary feeding programme to prevent acute malnutrition. The CERF funding has now concluded and food distributions are complete.

09 Feb 2017 description

Resettlement is receiving greater prominence not only in light of US President Donald Trump's recent actions but in the context of the recent surge in numbers of refugees. In the 33 feature theme articles in this issue of FMR, authors from around the world look at some of the modalities and challenges of resettlement in order to shed light on debates such as how - and how well - resettlement is managed, whether it is a good use of the funds and energy it uses, and whether it is a good solution for refugees.

02 Feb 2017 description


  • From 6 – 8 December, WFP in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), held a three-day Simulation Exercise on emergency preparedness, response, and capacity building at the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA). The exercise saw more than 150 participants attend, from the Government, armed forces, and civil society.

31 Jan 2017 description

Experts meet in Delhi to discuss how South Asian countries could adopt the new drought monitoring system to better prepare and mitigate drought risks

27 Jan 2017 description

KATHMANDU – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been compelled to reduce the amount of food provided to less vulnerable Bhutanese refugees starting in January 2017 due to a severe lack of funding. At present, there are around 11,000 refugees from Bhutan who depend on humanitarian assistance.

26 Jan 2017 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon has been one of the strongest on record, affecting deeply the lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people across 40 countries. It has devastated crops and killed livestock, in some cases dried up water-sources in others caused massive flooding, driven up malnutrition rates, increased disease outbreaks and caused significant migration.

25 Jan 2017 description

Key messages

  • A devastating earthquake struck central Nepal in April 2015, killing over 9 000 people and flattening entire villages. To date, the European Commission has released €16.4 million of humanitarian funding to help address the most urgent needs: emergency shelter, emergency healthcare, water and sanitation, livelihood support, and logistics.

24 Jan 2017 description


  • A milestone in the transition to full government management of the School Feeding Programme was achieved with the Ministry of Education taking complete control of the annual workshops held for focal teachers managing the school feeding at their respective schools.

  • WFP, as a member of the UN One Programme Education Sub-Group, finalised the joint Annual Work Plan for 2017, which will be presented to the Country Programme Board for approval.

28 Dec 2016 description


  • As a member of the UN One Programme Education SubGroup, WFP participated in the review of the 2016 Joint Annual Workplan and prepared the 2017 Joint Annual Workplan with counterparts from the Ministries of Education and Agriculture and Forests.

  • The Country Office has initiated the procurement of fortified rice to be introduced in the 2017 academic year to assist 17,000 school children.

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

16 Dec 2016 description

With support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF), the government of Bhutan is now working to reduce climate change vulnerabilities and sustain community livelihoods and forests.

Initially, the project plans to open up access to green resource windows, “To deliver results beyond the climate and environment realm”, said Ms. Niamh Collier-Smith, the UNDP Resident Representative a.i.

15 Dec 2016 description


  • The Special Operation for the Augmentation of National and District Level Emergency Logistics Preparedness in Nepal was approved on 10 November 2016. The project builds on preparedness work undertaken by WFP and the Government of Nepal in 2013 – 2015, applying the lessons learned from the 2014 flood and 2015 earthquakes.
  • At present, WFP is mobilizing resources in order to carry out the project activities. In total, WFP requires USD 7.2 million for the duration of the project.

WFP Assistance

26 Nov 2016 description


  • Above-average cereal harvest forecast in 2016

  • Cereal import requirements in 2016/17 marketing year forecast at average levels

  • Food insecurity conditions persist in most rural areas

Above-average cereal harvest forecast in 2016