Nepal: UN Appeals to All Sides in Conflict to Let Through Food Convoys, Medicines


“United Nations humanitarian agencies have appealed to all parties in the conflict in Nepal to allow safe passage for food convoys to hundreds of thousands of people, and the distribution of vitamins and de-worming tablets for 6 million children, as roadblocks, curfews and strikes make reaching remote areas increasingly difficult.At the same time Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today he “is more than ever concerned about the deteriorating situation.” Through a statement issued by his spokesman in New York, he reiterated his call for an inclusive national dialogue of all Nepalese political forces and for King Gyanendra to take “courageous steps” to find a way avoid further bloodshed.

“It is quite clear that the Nepalese people want a swift end to the conflict and instability and the immediate restoration of democracy. The loss of life and denial of legitimate rights should end without delay,” he added, referring to the King’s suspension of parliamentary rule.” [Read more]

See also:

WFP Appeals for Safe Passage for Food Aid Amid Nepal’s Crisis

UNICEF Concerned that Children a Casualty of Recent Demonstrations