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Meet the local volunteers behind Nepal's aid effort

A volunteer talks with community members about their situation since the earthquake on 1 May 2015 in Dalchowki, Nepal.
Local NGOs have been more important than international ones in many areas (Juliette Rousselot/IRIN)

When the hundred or so residents of Dalchowki village in southcentral Nepal first received assistance, it did not come from the government, the United Nations or one of the many large international NGOs now pouring into the country following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit one week ago.

It came from a small, spontaneously-born network of local volunteers who are often the first to reach remote villages with aid. 

See IRIN's photo feature on Nepal's local volunteers here. 



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