Nepal: UN rushes aid to thousands of refugees made homeless by fire
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Published on 24 March 2011

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Nepal are rushing aid to almost 5,000 people left homeless when fire swept through two refugee camps in the east of the Himalayan country. (..) A Government-led committee has been set up to coordinate immediate emergency aid, and UNHCR, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and their non-governmental organization (NGO) and humanitarian partners (..) have started distributing food, blankets, cooking kits and tarpaulins for shelter.

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