The govt’s argument that the ‘relief phase’ is now over and all focus should be on rebuilding is flawedShradha Ghale
JUN 24 - Two months after the massive earthquake, the government has declared that the ‘relief phase’ is over and focus should now be on reconstruction. No one can deny the enormity of the task the government was faced with during this time. And yet it is hard not to conclude that the government’s relief efforts were largely a failure.
In order to write the story, “What Happened to the Aid? Nepal Earthquake Response Echoes Haiti,” I referred to a tremendous amount of data and documents. I believe that the quality and quantity of reporting on humanitarian disasters is damaged by the difficulty people have in accessing crucial information. Keeping that in mind, I have made all of my original research and data analysis available to the public.