Nepal Has Not Accepted, Used $4.1B In Donor Money Despite 10% Of Population Needing Assistance After Twin Earthquakes
Reuters: Four months after quakes, Nepal fails to spend any of $4.1 billion donor money
“Two months after foreign countries and international agencies pledged $4.1 billion to help Nepal recover from its worst natural disaster, the government has yet to make arrangements to receive the money and has spent nothing on reconstruction. The United Nations estimates almost three million survivors of twin earthquakes in April and May — around 10 percent of the Himalayan nation’s population — need shelter, food, and basic medical care, many in mountainous, hard-to-reach areas…” (MacAskill/Sharma, 9/2).
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