EU supports UNHCR regarding Bhutanese refugees in Nepal
The European Union said it extended a support of Euro 2 million which is equivalent to NRs 231 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for “security and sustainable options” for the Bhutanese refugees staying in Nepal. The assistance to be supplied in Nepal would consist of physical and legal security along with services including shelter, education, health, sanitation, access to sustainable energy and assistance in addressing psycho-social and other specific needs, the EU statement said.
The Kathmandu-based EU delegation said the UN refugee firm would utilize the funds over the next three years to resettle Bhutanese refugees to third nations and to offer care for those who decide to continue to be in Nepal.
“The European Union is more than delighted to make this contribution that will enter into satisfying the fundamental needs of the 17,000 Bhutanese refugees in eastern Nepal,” EU Ambassador to Nepal, Rensje Teerink said, “I hope that the assistance will enable a congenial living environment for the refugees who have actually been receiving the support from the EU for years now.“.
The EU has actually been constantly supporting UNHCR’s activities for the refugees from Bhutan given that 1994. At the same time, commenting on the brand-new contract UNHCR Nepal Representative Craig Sanders really hoped the fresh support would fill funding spaces of the UNHCR.
More than 101,000 Bhutanese refugees have actually started brand-new lives in 8 nations given that the launch of the resettlement program in late 2007. Nepal currently hosts over 17,000 Bhutanese refugees in the 2 camps. It is estimated that around 10-12,000 refugees will stay in these camps as the resettlement operation concludes in the near future.