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5 May 2015

WFP Racing Against The Clock In Quake-Hit Nepal

A week after the devastating earthquake struck Nepal, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin visited some of the hardest-hit areas where she saw first-hand the achievements, and challenges, of the complex relief operation.

“The coming monsoon season means that the clock is ticking. We must operate efficiently and expeditiously to help people who’ve lost everything. We can see that food isn’t the only need right now. People also need immediate shelter. That’s why we’re supporting our partners by also bringing in shelter items where we can,” Cousin said.

Her visit follows an urgent appeal for US$116.5 million to provide food for 1.4 million people over the next three months. Donate now.

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