Nepal donors’ ‘concern’ over end of emergency quake aid[courtesy:BBC NEWS]

A digger clears a landslide in Nuwakot district

Diggers work at high altitude and in tough terrain in Nepal to clear landslides

Members of the donor community in earthquake-hit Nepal are concerned that the government is moving too fast with long-term reconstruction plans.

They say the needs of tens of thousands of people in remote areas remain unmet and should not be forgotten.

Nepal is hosting a major international donors conference on Thursday aimed at securing foreign aid to rebuild everything destroyed in the 25 April earthquake.

A UN official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said donors had used a formal diplomatic procedure known as a demarche, to tell the government directly of their concerns.

UN figures show nearly 45,000 households in far-flung mountainous regions are waiting for urgent supplies like tarpaulins and medicines.

It’s an acute need with monsoon rains under way.

Nepal earthquake

Counting the cost

$7bn

needed by Nepal to rebuild

1/3

of Nepal’s GDP wiped out

  • 8,832 people died
  • 500,000 homes destroyed
  • 2.8m people affected
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