Earthquake Followup, Nepal
Friends of Maiti Nepal is continuing to collect and disseminate support to Maiti Nepal from the US donors and others worldwide. Even though 11 months have passed since the first big temblor, still Maiti Nepal has no access to gas for cooking and is thus preparing food for 500 people on wood fires outdoors. Fuel for transportation is hard to come by, and the prices of food, clothing and daily necessities haare now sky high. Earthquake orphans and other displaced women and children who are severely at risk for human trafficking are now being sheltered and cared for at Maiti Nepal. Young girls from Sindhupalchowk and other hardest-hit areas are particularly vulnerable to sex and labor trafficking in the post-earthquake emergency. Those young ones most at-risk are being sheltered at Maiti Nepal.
Funding is urgently needed to care for these children. Your contribution will go directly to Maiti's relief efforts. A donation made to Friends of Maiti Nepal is the direct way to get earthquake relief to this experienced and reputable organization which has been working in rescue and rehabilitation of victims for 22 years. We rely on your help during this emergency.
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Post Earthquake, Maiti Nepal is still hard-pressed
The News cameras have long since gone home, but the emergency is still not over. In the absence of other help, Maiti Nepal is picking up the pieces and ensuring that shelter, medical care, nutrition and education are not interrupted.
Life at Maiti Nepal in Kathmandu continues to be difficult. Food and clothing have become very expensive and in many cases available only on the black market. Ongoing hardships can be mitigated by financial help from abroad.
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Working together to combat girl sex trafficking in Nepal
Friends of Maiti Nepal is the official US representative of Maiti Nepal. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the human rights crisis of girl sex-trafficking by supporting Maiti Nepal in its work of prevention, interception, rescue and rehabilitation of victims; and criminal prosecution of perpetrators.
Some of Maiti Nepal's most trailblazing work is on surveillance of the border crosssings between Nepal and India. See slide show at right. Here young women from Maiti (former trafficking victims) work in cooperation with police - watching for suspicious activity, intervening when they see it, and rescuing over 2,ooo girls this year alone, before they could be sold to brothels [more]
20,000 girls a year are trafficked in Nepal
Girls and young women living in areas shown in red are at highest risk for sex trafficking.