Executive Director Benon Sevan recently visited the northern provinces of Suleimanayah, Erbil and Dohuk in an effort to initiate improvements to the oil-for-food program. Discussions are underway in Baghdad to render the program more effective in relieving the humanitarian situation among indigenous Kurds impoverished by sanctions.
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Cultural Survival is not a disaster relief organization. We work towards a world in which the rights of Indigenous Peoples are respected, protected, and fulfilled.
Bikalpa Gyan Kedra, an organization in Nepal founded by our Board Member Stella Tamang offers alternative educational opportunities to Indigenous girls and is not a disaster relief organization either, but since the earthquake they have been acting as a shelter to 300 local families. They need basic items like drinking water and food.
Radio Kairan in Kubu-Kasthali is asking for help with purchasing a power generator to get his community radio station back up and running to provide an essential means of communication for villagers on relief efforts as well as to power his community. Cost for this generator would be about $2,500