Kathmandu, May 3: Executive Director of UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin called on Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar today and discussed matters relating to ongoing rescue and relief operations in the aftermath of the April 25 quake in Nepal. During the meeting, Prime Minister Koirala shared about the need for tents, dry food, water purification system, mattress and medicines for the injured to address the urgent needs of the earthquake survivors. He also pointed out the possible risks if necessary relief arrangement could not be made before the upcoming monsoon.
The Prime Minister also pointed out the need for support from international agencies like WFP and donor countries in reaching relief materials to the remote parts of the country, that were more affected by the earthquake. Sufficient relief materials were yet to be collected, he said. The WFP has been working in the field of food security and natural disaster risk mitigation in Nepal. Also present at the meeting were US Ambassador to Nepal Peter Bodde and PM’s foreign affairs advisor Dr Dinesh Bhattarai.