This article was published by teleSUR English on November 9, 2015.
Protests against Nepal’s new constitution by communities on the Indian border, coupled with what many have labelled an unofficial economic blockade imposed by India, have restricted the flow of goods, including essentials such as fuel and cooking gas.
Responsibility for the fuel shortage is disputed, but few are denying its impact.
Non-government organizations have been unable to source critical building materials or transport resources to earthquake-hit regions.
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake urged all involved parties to consider the long-term impact the crisis could have on Nepal.