U.N. resumes full food aid to Bhutan refugees in Nepal

Published on 09 November 2009

The U.N. food agency has resumed full supplies of food rations to tens of thousands of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal with the help of aid from Australia, a month after the financial crisis curbed the programme. About 90,000 refugees of ethnic Nepali origin live in United Nations-supervised camps in southeast Nepal since they began fleeing Bhutan in the early 1990s, alleging human rights violations and discrimination.

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