Mounting anger over Nepali government’s disaster management
As relief teams struggle to reach remote villages in quake-hit Nepal, anger and frustration at the slow pace of aid delivery are growing in the Himalayan nation, with some using the discontent to score political points.
“The government’s response was late. After learning that remote villages had received no government assistance for days, people in Nepal started to get increasingly angry.”
These are words of journalist and Kathmandu-resident Shiwani Neupane speaking to DW about the reasons behind the growing public discontent in Nepal over the government’s handling of relief efforts some 10 days after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck an area between the densely populated Nepali capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhar on April 25.
The massive quake – the worst to hit the landlocked South Asian nation in more than 80 years – killed more than 7,200 people and wounded over 14,300, according to government figures. The death toll is likely to jump once relief teams reach mountain villages flattened near the epicenter.
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Source News: DW