Yesterday, September 9, 2012, 20 PCVs arrived in Katmandu, the first Volunteers to Nepal in eight years. The PCVs, after Training, will work in food security, sanitation and in health projects. The Peace Corps¬† withdrew Volunteers¬† in 2004 citing security concerns as Maoist rebels fought government troops.The Maoists joined the peace process in ‘06, giving up their armed revolt. The Maoists’ deputy leader Baburam Bhattarai now leads a coalition government. The US removed the Maoists from its list of terrorist groups last week.
PCVs Return to Nepal
Posted by John Coyne on Monday, September 10th 2012
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John Coyne Babbles is a collection of comments, opinions, musings, and outrages from this RPCV who served with the first group (1962-64) in Ethiopia.