Donors Pledge $3B To Nepal; U.N. Organizations Discuss Recovery Efforts

Business Insider/Reuters: Post-quake recovery in patriarchal Nepal should boost women: U.N.
“Post-quake recovery in Nepal should be an opportunity to change patriarchal attitudes and stop women being pushed to the margins of society, a U.N. organization promoting women’s equality said on Thursday…” (Mis, 6/25).

The Guardian/Agence France-Presse: Nepal donors pledge $3bn for rebuilding in aftermath of earthquakes
“International donors led by India and China have pledged approximately $3bn (£1.91bn) to rebuild Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes that hit the country…” (6/25).

New York Times: Foreign Donors Pledge $3 Billion to Help Rebuild Quake-Ravaged Nepal
“As foreign donors and agencies pledged more than $3 billion in aid for Nepal on Thursday to support its post-earthquake reconstruction, the government sought to assure would-be contributors that the funds would be used effectively…” (Sharma/Najar, 6/25).

U.N. News Centre: Massive damage to Nepal’s healthcare services has put millions of quake survivors at risk, U.N. warns
“The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned the health of the people who survived Nepal’s twin earthquakes could be at risk if regular services are not urgently rebuilt and restored in a country where 80 per cent of health facilities in the 14 most affected districts are damaged…” (6/25).

VOA News: Donors Pledge Billions to Help Rebuild Earthquake-hit Nepal
“…Hailing Nepal’s steely determination and indomitable spirit, India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj announced $ 1 billion assistance to the country…” (Pasricha, 6/25).