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Nepal needs many more volunteers. Once the immediate emergency response is complete, Projects Abroad’s Nepal Disaster Relief Programme will come into effect. It will start on June 8th.

Projects Abroad has worked in Nepal since 1999. We have many friends and colleagues living there and we visit them and speak to them often. That is why we have started this special recovery programme following the devastating earthquake of April 25th.

We are closely involved with many communities in Chitwan, Kathmandu and Ghandruk, especially with schools, children’s homes, hospitals, conservation areas and medical outreach projects. All have been affected. The prime purpose of the Nepal Disaster Relief Programme will be to help to rebuild these particular projects, but we will also ensure that the whole communities, where we have worked for so long and have many friends, know that we stand by them at this time of tears and trauma.

My colleague, Suzy Adams, who lived and worked in Nepal for more than a year before coming to work at our headquarters in England, has already flown to Nepal. She will specify precise projects where volunteers can help with real effect. At this time, our seventy volunteers already in Nepal are just doing what they can in an emergency situation. It is all they can do and it is appreciated, but we intend that the Nepal Disaster Relief Programme will start in June and be there for the long-term.

Projects Abroad will donate substantially to this programme and any surplus made from fees paid by volunteers will be ploughed back into the Nepal Disaster Relief Programme itself.

Dr Peter M Slowe,
Director, 26th April 2015

Read more about the Nepal Disaster Relief project here.

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