WFP starts head count in camps


Head-counting of all exiled Bhutanese in various camps have been underway since Monday.

Camps residents attending head-counting in Beldangi-II

Aimed at issuing new ration card by the World Food Program, the official counting requires physical presence of every exiled Bhutanese, informed one official on the duty in Beldangi-II, Wednesday.

All individuals in a household, including children and non-registered, are required during the census. Those holding refugee identity cards are to produce their IDs, added he.

However, the agency team said it will mobilize its mobile team for elderly, disabled and those who are bed-ridden.  The head counting is expected to be completed by February 10.