IRC AIDS THE INJURED AND DISPLACED FOLLOWING VIOLENCE IN NEPAL
The killing of former Maoist leader Moin Khan on Sept. 21 sparked the vicious sectarian violence that has pitted ethnic Madhesis against Pahadis. Some 36 people have been killed; several dozens were brutally maimed; and thousands have fled the region.
The IRC is responding to “one of the largest single episodes of displacement that Nepal has seen in years,” said Christina Munzer, the Nepal country director.
Working with local government and the UN, the IRC has also sent a team to the border with India, where some 10,000 people have sought refuge.
The IRC has been working in Nepal since 2005.