Tag Archives: Nepal

SINGAPORE CONTINGENT TO NEPAL RETURNS HOME

A total of 182 officers from various Singapore government agencies, who have been involved in the Republic’s relief operations in Nepal following last month’s earthquake, will be returning home in the coming days, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesman said yesterday.

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NEPAL QUAKE SURVIVORS RISKED BEING TRAFFICKED FOR SEX TRADE

Tens of thousands of young women from regions devastated by the earthquake in Nepal are being targeted by human traffickers supplying a network of brothels across south Asia, campaigners in Kathmandu and affected areas say.The 7.8-magnitude quake, which killed more than 7,000 people, has devastated poor rural communities, with hundreds of thousands losing their homes and possessions. Girls and young women in these communities have long been targeted by traffickers, who abduct them and force them into sex work.

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SOME SINGAPOREANS DONATE “USELESS JUNK” TO NEPAL QUAKE VICTIMS

During a donation drive to collect items for Nepal earthquake survivors, warehouse logistics boss Edmund Chew received old bras, expired medicine, puzzle sets and even expired bird's nest- none of which was any use. The 60-year-old managing director of Astrans on Wednesday stressed the importance of sending items useful to disaster victims, saying: "They need survival items more urgently.

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AID WORKER: PLEASE DON’T DONATE USELESS ITEMS TO NEPAL

Mr Edmund Chew received items like expired medicine and puzzle sets – none of which would be of use – in a donation drive for Nepal earthquake survivors. This is why it is important to raise awareness on what items are useful for disaster victims, said Mr Chew, who ships items from his warehouse logistics company to Nepal.

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COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN AID TO NEPAL AFTER QUAKE

Countries around the world have launched massive aid operations to help victims of the Nepal earthquake, but distribution of aid faces challenges as Nepal is still trying to come to terms with the scale of the disaster. With over 4,400 dead, 8,000 injured and 8 million people across Nepal affected, numerous aid groups and at least 16 nations have rushed to send supplies and workers to the stricken country.

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LOCALLY BORN AND BRED GURKHA IS PREFERRED THAN IMPORTING PRC

Singapore needs more citizens and permanent residents, and the children of the Gurkha officers would be prime candidates. Some were born here, many have studied in local schools, they know our cultures well, love Singapore and can assimilate easily. I welcome more Singapore-born Gurkha national servicemen, nurses, social workers, teachers, engineers and hospitality staff.

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PIONEER GURKHA: I AM READY TO DIE FOR SINGAPORE

"When Malays were beating Chinese, Malay policemen would let them continue," says Mr Gurung, 72, who served from 1961 to 1988. "When Chinese were beating Malays, Chinese policemen would do nothing." Racial tensions were so high that each three-man patrol needed a Gurkha to act as a neutral presence while his counterparts, one Chinese and one Malay, dealt with their own community. At the height of the violence, Mr Gurung often did not even have time for a meal.

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