The blockade continues – international assistance being called for

As well as being the co-founder of SIRC, Kanak Mani Dixit is a journalist, publisher and activist based in Kathmandu.  He along with a number of concerned colleagues, released an Independent Citizens’ Call on International Community to Address Humanitarian Crisis in Nepal.  Please click the link to read it in full.

Earlier this month, I wrote a posting that described how SIRC was handling the effects of the blockade.  As the weeks move along, the effects of the blockade along the India/Nepal border is making life more dire for those already adversely affected by the April and May earthquakes.

My friends Drs Peter Wing and Claire Weeks (SpiNepal) have distributed Kanak & colleagues’ letter to various media outlets here in Canada, in the hope it will be picked up so that the little known story can reach the international community.

Please do your best to raise awareness so that the international community to step in and address this crisis in Nepal.

For more information on Kanak Mani Dixit, please visit his website.

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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