U.S. Government Hands Over Biratnagar Women And Children’s Shelter

U.S. Government Hands Over Biratnagar Women And Children’s Shelter

Feb. 21, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

The United States Embassy in Nepal, in partnership with the Government of Nepal, handed over the newly constructed Women and Children’s Shelter in Biratnagar, Morang District. This $700,000 U.S.-funded and Nepali-built facility will provide a temporary home for women and children affected by violence.

According to a press release issued by U.S. Embassy. Historical, economic, and social dynamics often leave many women and children vulnerable to violence and exploitation and in need of a safe place to remove themselves from these situations. The Government of Nepal provided the land, and the U.S. Embassy worked with Nepali contractors who constructed a shelter for this purpose. This facility is equipped and furnished with a kitchen, 15 rooms and 30 beds, a dining area, three classrooms, and will be staffed by members of the Ministry of Women, Children, and Senior Citizens who will provide aid to their occupants.

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“The United States is proud to be Nepal’s largest bilateral donor. This shelter is a concrete example of how U.S. assistance is directed to help the most vulnerable populations, including women and children,” said U.S. Embassy Spokesperson Andie De Arment.

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