WFP Continues to Support Nepalese People

WFP Continues to Support Nepalese People

July 4, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 09 No. -2 July. 03- 2015 (Ashad 18, 2072)

The United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) said it would continue supporting the people of Nepal.

The WFP in a statement on Friday said, “WFP will stay at the side of the Nepali people, working hand in hand with the government to support the ongoing recovery efforts, and ultimately to assist in the construction of a stronger and more prosperous Nepal.”

The WFP Country Director Pippa Bradford  expressed the organisation’s commitment to work in Nepal. WFP has launched a second phase which has already reached 440,000 people with rice, pulses and oil in 10 districts, and distributed nutrition supplements to prevent acute malnutrition to 12,700 children aged under two and 1,400 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, the WFP said in a statement.

Additionally, 37,000 people in two districts have received cash assistance in exchange for light recovery work such as removing rubble and rehabilitating fields, it added.

“Every person employed by WFP is working very hard on behalf of the earthquake-affected people. This is even more true for our Nepali colleagues, who are entirely focused on their work, in spite of having to deal with the consequences of the disaster on their homes and among their family members,” the statement quoted Bradford as saying.

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