Latest update on the continuing blockage at the Nepal/India border

Bowen to Bangladesh

In a follow up to my previous post, life at SIRC continues to be manageable despite the blockade of 3 weeks now.

Panorama shot of the SIRC facility in the Saanga Hills.  Photo credit Dr Christine Groves Panorama shot of the SIRC facility in the Saanga Hills. Photo credit Dr Christine Groves

SIRC’s Administrative Director Dipesh tells me the facility has managed to legally secure a source of wood, allowing the kitchen to continue to provide two meals plus snack to 250+ people per day at the Centre.  There is enough of a stock of food supplies and wood for cooking to last them another month.

The festival of Dashain is imminent and means a 15-day festival across the country.  Most people usually head home to celebrate with their families but this year, with fuel shortages, there are fewer buses making the journey to distant villages.  And any buses that do have fuel, are overcrowded.

Heading home for Dashain Heading home for Dashain.  Photo credit Nepali Times

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