UN food agency to hire mountain guides and porters to carry relief supplies to remote villages

Global News

Just days after an exclusive Global News report on a Canadian doctor who was frustrated with the lack of supplies and aid delivered by United Nations troops on the ground in Nepal, the UN food agency says it’s stepping up it’s delivery of supplies to inaccessible villages across the earthquake-stricken country.

The international organization says it’s hiring thousands of mountain and trekking guides, porters and other workers to carry food, medicine, tents and supplies to Nepal’s mostly inaccessible northern villages where two powerful earthquakes destroyed houses.

Richard Regan of the UN’s World Food Program said the workers would also repair the trails destroyed by the April 25 and May 12 earthquakes. How many are hired will depend on need.

WATCH: Second Canadian medical assistance team heads to Nepal

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Dr. Dybesh Regmi travelled to remote villages in Nepal earlier this month with a medical team and set up a camp in the village and began treating…

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