Kathmandu, Oct 6: The Heads of Mission in Nepal have expressed their support and encouragement for efforts to resolve the current difficulties affecting the supply and distribution of humanitarian supplies in the country, particularly of goods urgently needed for the adaptation of temporary shelters to the coming winter.
Issuing a joint press statement today, Heads of European Unions, Finland, Denmark, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland said that the effects of this situation were most heavily felt by the poorest segments of the population, including in the Terai.
The press release states, “The lack of basic goods is taking a heavy toll on the economy of Nepal, where recent earthquakes have pushed an additional 3.5% of the population under the poverty line, according to the estimates of the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment.”
The Heads of Mission hoped for a prompt solution of this situation.
The press release stated that the ongoing talks represent a unique opportunity to make progress in this direction and the Heads of Mission encouraged all involved to take advantage of it in a spirit of responsibility and compromise.