US envoy visits Sindhupalchok

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jul 27, 2015-

The US Ambassador to Nepal visited on-going relief operations supported by the United States Agency for International Development in Sindhupalchok on Monday.

Ambassador Peter W Bodde met locals who received US government-provided emergency shelter supplies, which helped them construct clean, dry rooms after the devastating April 25 earthquake at Majhi Village, said a US embassy statement.

Following the quake, USAID/Nepal, through Save the Children, began relief operations in Chautara, the district headquarters of Sindhupalchok. In coordination with the government of Nepal, USAID partners distributed relief materials including emergency shelter materials and non-food items to earthquake-affected people in more than 25 Village Development Committees (VDCs) in the district.

“We were with you immediately following the earthquake with emergency supplies, and as Nepal’s long standing friend, the United States will continue to stand with you,” said ambassador Bodde in Majhi Village.

Ambassador Bodde also visited Melamchi village to oversee ongoing relief activities supported by USAID’s health and nutrition programme, Suaahara. Suaahara is supporting five districts. Till date, the programme has provided health, nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene services to over 11,000 children under the age of two and their families in Sindhupalchok.

Published: 28-07-2015 08:34

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