Hami: Relief distribution by I/NGOs publicity-oriented

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 12, 2015-

A report by Humanitarian Accountability Monitoring Initiatives (Hami) has stated that the relief works that are being conducted by various I/NGOs in the earthquake-hit areas are ìpublicity-orientedî rather than  a humanitarian act.

The report released on Friday mentions that various I/NGOs working in the quake-hit areas were found hiring vehicles paying exorbitant sum of money only to deliver small quantity of supplies.

ìSome organisations had paid up to Rs 80,000 to hire motorcycles for a month,î said Hami Coordinator Min Bahadur Shahi. 

He also said that the volunteers were found taking shelter under tents as though they were mocking the victims rendered homeless by the earthquake. 

The report also claims that relief supplies have still not reached some of the remote villages of quake-affected Gorkha district. 

Hami has urged the government to provided relief materials to the needy by issuing identity cards. 

It has also suggested the government to ensure the quality of food items that are being distributed to the quake-affected people.

Hami is a common platform of organisations working in the field of human rights, humanitarian works and transparency. Its report is based on the field study of five districts that have been severely affected by the quake.

Published: 13-06-2015 08:56

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