UK government visits Livability partner in Nepal
Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, and DfID’s Director General, Joy Hutcheon arrived in Nepal yesterday.
On Tuesday afternoon the Secretary of State met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, at Singhdurbar. During the meeting Greening reassured the Prime Minister that the UK will continue to support the Nepal government in reconstruction and rehabilitation following the two earthquakes.
This morning (20 May) the high level delegation including DfID’s Director General and Nepal’s Health Advisor visited the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC), of which Livability is a UK partner and supports through it’s international arm Livability International, in providing advisory, strategic and funding assistance.
The SIRC is Nepal’s only spinal injury rehabilitation centre and as so is struggling with the recent increase in patients. Livability’s Nepal Urgent Rehabilitation Appeal has been set up to assist SIRC in its efforts to raise desperately needed funds to cover packages of care, rehabilitation and resettlement for the high numbers of new patients arriving daily at the Centre, many of whom have also lost family members, their homes and their means of income. For more information and to donate, click here: http://www.abilitysunday.org.uk/get-involved/appeals/nepal-urgent-care-rehabilitation-appeal/