Nepal: Three months on

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Shovakhar Kandel (R) taking part in aid distribution in Dhading district, helping people affected by leprosy and other disabilities to start rebuilding their lives.   Shovakhar Kandel (R) taking part in aid distribution in Dhading district, helping people affected by leprosy and other disabilities to start rebuilding their lives.

We continue to be so thankful for the response to our emergency appeal for Nepal following the earthquakes that have devastated the country. On the eve of the three month anniversary of the first major earthquake that hit on 25 April, The Leprosy Mission Nepal’s Country leader, Shovakhar Kandel, talks to us about the Leprosy Mission’s response and future plans.

Q: Shovakhar, what has been achieved by TLMN so far?

A: From the day of the quake, we have provided urgent medical and other emergency assistance to people in need. That work is continuing and so far we have given medical help to around 3,600 people. We are still getting referrals from earthquake-affected districts for people who need medical treatment. The Leprosy Mission is providing help…

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