This came in from Bob Schue, a long time friend of Nepal (early Peace Corps).
"I received a call from Rajeesh Shrestha, my 40 year Nepali friend. Rajeesh was calling from
El Cerrito, just after getting a connection to his wife's family in
Basantapur. The family had gone back into the 5 story old house to seek
shelter from the monsoon storm. He was talking to his cousin when she
screamed; "Another Earthquake!" The building collapsed on her and the
entire family. Her last words were to Rajeesh: "We are all dying; we go in
peace with the Gods"
Relief aid, while well intentioned, often ends up in the pockets of corrupt local bureaucrats and/or multinational contracts, with very little reaching the people that actually need it. Ensure that your contributions reach those in need.
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