Relief items in short supply in landlocked Nepal

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May 10, 2015

Marta Titaniec, projects coordinator of Caritas Poland, distributes sweets to inmates of the Children’s Home for prisoners’ children at Sankhu village outside Kathmandu, Nepal, May 7. Caritas Poland has brought a Polish air force plane with 16 tons of relief material for the victims of the April 25 Nepal earthquake. (CNS photo/Anto Akkara) See NEPAL-RELIEF May 8, 2015.

Marta Titaniec, projects coordinator of Caritas Poland, distributes sweets to inmates of the Children’s Home for prisoners’ children at Sankhu village outside Kathmandu, Nepal, May 7. Caritas Poland has brought a Polish air force plane with 16 tons of relief material for the victims of the April 25 Nepal earthquake. (CNS photo/Anto Akkara)

KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNS) — Anam Tamang was excited: A truck of earthquake relief supplies had finally arrived at Caritas Nepal headquarters in Kathmandu.

That was late May 6. By May 8, she was frustrated: 16 tons of relief material flown in by Caritas Poland had already been dispatched in small trucks to distant centers where local Caritas coordinators eagerly awaited supplies to reach to people in remote areas of the Himalayan nation.

“The stores are virtually again empty,” Tamang told Catholic News Service.

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