Former United States President Jimmy Carter has urged the Nepali political leaders to resolve differences over the new Constitution the soonest, claiming the political unrest has obstructed post-quake reconstruction in the nation.
A press statement was issued by the Carter Center from Atlanta on Friday, which also addressed the international community to “continue providing desperately needed humanitarian support to Nepal.”
“Political deadlock has impeded government efforts to rebuild after the devastating April 2015 earthquake and has pushed the country close to a full-scale humanitarian crisis,” the statement read, “A months-long blockade on goods entering Nepal has worsened problems, crippling the economy and creating severe shortages of food, medicine, and fuel.”
“Millions of Nepali citizens have received little to no support from the government while trying to rebuild their lives after the earthquake, and millions more have been deprived of essential goods and services due to the ongoing political impasse,” the statement quoted Carter as saying. “It is imperative that Nepal’s political parties quickly reach political consensus while taking concrete steps to rebuild in order to prevent the current situation from becoming a full-scale humanitarian crisis.”
“The international community should continue to provide humanitarian assistance to Nepal and help with plans for long-term reconstruction.”