WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jubilee USA Network is seeking signatures for its Nepal Debt Relief petition. Nepal is paying an average of $600,000 daily in debt, according to Andrew Hanauer, Campaigns Director for Jubilee USA Network.
“We're calling on the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to cancel the debt, both in a petition and through advocacy in Washington, D.C.,” Hanauer said.
The petition describes Nepal as one of the poorest countries in the world before its devastating earthquake. “Nepal is now desperately in need of resources to recover, rebuild and protect its citizens from the looming Monsoon Season,” the petition emphasizes. “Nepal is paying nearly $600,000 a day in debt, more than $4 million a week.
“Debt relief will free up immediate resources to help Nepal's people, including vulnerable men, women and children living without shelter or access to schools, food and water or health care.”
Here is the link to the petition: Support Nepal’s People.