UNHCR, donors reps visit camps

Published on May 21 2009 // Main News

Damak, May 21, 2009: Chief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nepal Daisy Dell, accompanied by chief donor representatives toured the Bhutanese refugee camps in Jhapa and Morang districts on Wednesday. 

The team visited Goldhap, Beldangi and Sanischare camps to collect latest information on situation on exiled Bhutanese and see ongoing process of resettlement. 

The team also learnt about the assistance the exiled Bhutanese have been receiving, including their problems. The team members also asked them to wait for a lasting solution of the two decade long crisis. 

Dell told exiled Bhutanese that they were free to choose the opportunities presented to them – resettlement or repatriation. 

High ranking officials of UN World Food Program, UNFPA, International Labor Organization, IOM and OHCHR were members of the visiting team.