New UN-backed project will benefit thousands of poor rural families in Bhutan

Tens of thousands of poor farmers and households headed by women living in the most isolated villages of the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan will benefit from a new $20-million agricultural development programme supported by the United Nations.

Rising oil prices play havoc with UN aid for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

Rising world oil prices are having a devastating effect on the United Nations refugee agency's fuel budget for more than 100,000 Bhutanese refugees in camps in eastern Nepal, who rely on kerosene cooking and lighting, with more than half a million dollars in extra funds approved on Thursday to make up the shortfall.

UN refugee agency launches information campaign for Bhutanese refugees

The United Nations refugee agency this week launched an information campaign to warn Bhutanese refugees trying to go home from camps in eastern Nepal about the pitfalls of trying to make the trip alone.