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11 Dec 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

- ARJUN RAJBANSHI, DAMAK (JHAPA)

The Bhutanese refugees, who have been languishing in Beldangi Camp, Jhapa, for the past 26 years, have urged the human rights bodies to take initiative for their repatriation.

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on Monday, around 200 Bhutanese refugees took out a rally in Beldangi camp, appealing the national and international human rights watchdogs to help them return to their homeland.

23 Nov 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

- ARJUN RAJBANSHI

The Bhutanese refugees living in Beldangi camp, Jhapa, have expressed dissatisfaction over the decision of the World Food Programme to discontinue food assistance to the refugees by the end of 2018.

They have urged the WFP to continue the food support until their problems are resolved.

“We want a permanent solution to our problem before the food assistance gets discontinued,” said Tikaram Rasaili, secretary of Beldangi camp. “If the WFP stopped distributing food, those of us here could starve.”

21 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

838 mt of food assistance distributed

WFP Bhutan’s operations are fully funded for 2018, thanks to the generous contributions of our partners.

13,897 school children assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP Bhutan has developed the Bhutan Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) following a series of consultations with partners. The CSP is submitted for Executive Board members comments and approval by WFP’s February 2019 Executive Board.

19 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

India supports disaster management capacity building efforts in the Asia Pacific region. The country’s role throughout the region as an increasingly capable actor in disaster relief and humanitarian assistance has reinforced India’s role promoting connective partnerships throughout the region.

19 Nov 2018 description

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will transition out of its food assistance program in Nepal to refugees from Bhutan starting in January 2019. The programme, spanning over 25 years, has helped thousands of refugees meet their daily nutritional needs since their arrival in Nepal in 1992. This transition follows a successful resettlement programme of the refugees to countries including the USA, Canada and Australia.

09 Nov 2018 description

Contents

605 Progress towards malaria elimination: report of the second global forum of malaria-eliminating countries – June 2018

Sommaire

605 Progrès vers l’élimination du paludisme: rapport du deuxième forum mondial des pays éliminant le paludisme – juin 2018

07 Nov 2018 description

WHY POSITIVE PEACE IS TRANSFORMATIONAL

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

722 mt of food assistance distributed

WFP Bhutan’s operations are fully funded for 2018, thanks to the generous contributions of our partners.

13,897 school children assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP Bhutan has developed the Bhutan Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) following a series of consultations with partners. The CSP is submitted for Executive Board members comments and approval by WFP’s February 2019 Executive Board.

17 Oct 2018 description

Untapped potential

Food fortification – adding vitamins and minerals to commonly eaten foods - has proven to be an effective strategy in reducing micronutrient deficiencies. Countries in North America and Europe have been fortifying foods since the 1920s, which led to the virtual eradication of nutrition-related diseases like goiter, rickets, beriberi and pellagra. But today 2 billion people across the world still suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as nutritious foods are still not accessible to all.

11 Oct 2018 description

BALI, INDONESIA, 11 October 2018 — UNICEF and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) renewed their commitment to fighting poverty and promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Asia and the Pacific, in a memorandum of understanding signed in Bali, Indonesia today.

02 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY DECHEN TSHERING

The 2016 monsoon was much heavier than usual affecting almost all of Bhutan, especially in the south.

Landslides damaged most of the country’s major highways and smaller roads. Bridges were washed away, isolating communities.

27 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 327.30 mt of food assistance distributed

  • WFP Bhutan’s operations are fully funded for 2018, thanks to the generous contributions of our partners.

  • 13,897 school children assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

  • A dietary assessment of school meals shows that the school children are not receiving adequate nutrition through the meals provided at the schools.
    The study has become a basis for decision makers to plan and initiate improvement efforts.

25 Sep 2018 description

Washington D.C., September 18, 2018 --- The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is putting new finance to work, improving education prospects for the world’s most disadvantaged children. Grant approvals by the GPE Board of Directors in the seven months since the successful Financing Conference in Senegal in February have reached almost US$300 million. At the conference, donors pledged US$2.3 billion for 2018 through 2020 and further commitments continue to be announced.

10 Sep 2018 description

Summary

This framework document aims to introduce a proactive approach to assess adaptation needs and encourage timely adaptation. The idea behind this approach is that if an assessment shows that specific policies and practices of stakeholders are at risk of failure due to climate change, corrections are encouraged and losses or damages can be prevented. The approach focuses on identifying whether and when the performance of policies, management, and social-cultural practices drops below a decisive level due to climate change, and adaptation is required.

08 Sep 2018 description

SEAR/PR/1700

New Delhi, 7 September 2018: Countries in WHO South-East Asia resolved to accelerate efforts to control dengue which threatens nearly 1.3 billion people with frequent and largescale outbreaks, and control malaria, that continues to be endemic in the Region.

05 Aug 2018 description

SEAR/PR/1693

New Delhi, 3 August 2018: In a significant win against childhood killer diseases, two countries of WHO South-East Asia Region, DPR Korea and Timor-Leste, were today verified for eliminating measles, and six countries certified for controlling rubella and congenital rubella syndrome, two years ahead of the target year 2020.

“These achievements demonstrate the commitment and resolve of countries in the Region towards health of women and children, and for universal health coverage”, said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia.

04 Aug 2018 description

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