UN works with resettlement for Nepal Bhutanese refugees

UN works with resettlement for Nepal Bhutanese refugees

Nini Gurung for UNHCR – WNN Breaking (WNN/UNHCR) Damak, NEPAL, SOUTH ASIA: Seventy-nine-year-old Keshar Singh Rai vividly remembers the day he started his life as a refugee. It was August 1992, when he came to Nepal from Bhutan with his wife Bhai Maya Rai and their three sons. “Before leaving Bhutan we were in the […]

Earthquake belt in Nepal’s Kathmandu exposes building dangers

Earthquake belt in Nepal’s Kathmandu exposes building dangers

WNN Breaking (WNN/IRIN) Kathmandu, NEPAL, ASIA PACIFIC: A large-scale road-widening project across Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, one of the most seismically active cities in the world, has placed hundreds more buildings at risk of collapse in the event of an earthquake, experts warn. “Many buildings have been partially demolished to make room for the […]