Nepal floods: Government bars NGOs from running relief operation on their own

File image: Ministry of Home Affairs

Kathmandu, August 13

The Nepal government on Monday said it would regulate relief operations in the wake of recent floods and landslides through a one-door system and bar other organisations including national and international NGOs from running the campaigns on their own.

A meeting of the Central Natural Disaster Rescue Committee headed by Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma today made the decision.

The meeting also assigned Joint-Secretary Kedar Neupane as coordinator of the Relief Collection Coordination Committee, which will coordinate the entire operation.

Now, those willing to provide cash support needs to deposit their donations at the Prime Minister’s Central Disaster Relief Fun. whereas other goods should be collected at godowns of Nepal Food Corporation or the Tribhuvan International Airport.

At the district level, they have to coordinate with the District Administration Office.

Meanwhile, the meeting directed concerned authorities to collect details of the losses within next 10 days.

“Please prepare a clear implementable strategy to distribute compensation on the basis of details of losses.”

Top government officials including secretaries of concerned ministries and chiefs of security bodies were present at the meeting.



Published on August 14th, Monday, 2017 1:10 PM

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  • prema says: | August 14 2017 5:35pm

    I will distribute whatever I can, dam care to the greedy and incompetent so called leaders …


  • Eric says: | August 14 2017 2:04pm

    That’s a great idea!
    Based on the government’s stellar performance with earthquake relief, people should get help in about 2021.


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