Reuniting the street people with their family : The Biggest challenge for KMC
Kathmandu Metropolitan City(KMC) has rescued 285 people from the street so far under the campaign of making Nepal a ‘Street person Free Zone’. The campaign was started on the occasion of 25th Metropolitan Day on 29th of Mangsir.
A team of 50 members from Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal Police and Manavsewa Ashram are deployed for rescue work from 8-11 pm every night.
Kalimati, Dhalku, Naya Bazar, Indrachowk, Pashupati, Baudha are some areas of the valley with the highest number of street people.
Among the total rescued people, 129 male, 14 female and 2 children have already been sent to their respective home after proper psychological counseling.
Reuniting the people rescued from the streets with their family and relatives has been a challenge to the rescuers, says Ramji Adhikari, the Chairperson of Manavsewa Ashram. The rescuers had trouble in tracking down their home because they hide the real information about themselves with the fear of being sent back to their respective home.
Among the rescued people, the number of disabled and orphan is low.