Homeless Nepali porters find work carrying UN aid

Thousands of porters walk for three days and cross mountain paths, earning $15 a day to deliver food to quake survivors.

    Nepal's massive earthquake in April has left many mountain porters out of work, and in many cases also homeless.

    But now some are putting their skills to humanitarian use, joining forces with the UN to carry food to thousands of people in inaccessible villages.

    The porters walk for three days and cross a 3,500-metre pass to the villages, earning $15 a day for carrying the 30kg loads.

    More than 7,500 porters have been employed on the programme.

    Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from central Nepal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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