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The Salvation Army in Nepal Distributes Food to Mountain Communities
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The Salvation Army's emergency response team in Nepal has carried out its first large-scale distribution, taking essential food items to members of remote mountain communities. 
 
Helped by some local volunteers, team members in Kathmandu loaded a truck with rice, dhal, oil and salt and drove it to Sindupalchok District. The district is not far from Kathmandu but remains one of the least developed areas of Nepal.
 
The earthquake has made all journeys very difficult, meaning that the distribution team, including local volunteers, took more than four hours to reach their destination, arriving at nightfall. Heavy bags of food had to be carried up some stairs and across a 160-metre-long footbridge. The distribution centre was at a resort that usually hosts tourists. The emergency team distributed a total of 6,750kg rice, 1,125kg dhal, 450 litres of oil and 225kg of salt to 445 households in nine villages. 
 
Damaris Frick (Field Operations Officer, International Emergency Services, International Headquarters) says: “I would like to express my gratitude to the international and local team members who are all working tirelessly, and also to the Salvation Army territories and other donors from all across the world who support this important work. Because of your generosity, 445 families will have something to eat tonight and for the coming days.”
 
The Salvation Army in Nepal
In 2009, The Salvation Army started its services in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. We are now operating a corps (church), a community development centre and a café for skills and business programmes. More than 200 people are served by The Salvation Army. 

 

Food distribution in Sindup...
Food distribution in Sindup...