Nepal government grows wary of foreign aid

Nepal government grows wary of foreign aid
An armed police personnel looking for survivors stands in front of a collapsed house after an earthquake.

International relief organisations are intensifying efforts to distribute aid in Nepal a month after the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Nepal's government, however, seems intent on rejecting the help.

"Immediate support is needed to help affected people get transitional shelters that can withstand the monsoon season, and farmers resume preparations for the rice sowing season that is to start within a few weeks," said the Asian Development Bank on May 25.

Just two days earlier, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) issued an urgent appeal for $93 million to support 700,000 earthquake victims ahead of the monsoon season. "Every day we are bringing in to the country supplies of tents and tarpaulins that are being sent to the hardest-hit areas but it is simply not enough," said the IFRC.

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