May 6, 2015

NEWS: In Nepal, psychosocial counselling goes on the radio

UNICEF Nepal launches a unique radio programme to bridge the gap with the millions of earthquake survivors eager for information, help and support.

KATHMANDU, Nepal, 3 May 2015 – In his more than three decades of radio broadcasting, Manoj Dahal had never felt so excited and anxious. The veteran anchor of Radio Nepal, the national radio station, was about to announce the launch of a special new programme as Nepal struggles to cope with the aftermath of the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on 25 April.

"We have never done anything like this before, and Radio Nepal feels really proud and emotional about it," Mr. Dahal said just before 'Bhandai Sundai', a vision of UNICEF Nepal, aired its first broadcast on Sunday morning.

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