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 龍谷大学大学院経済学研究科は、国際協力事業団(JICA)と連携し、「途上国の貧困削減のための参加型開発プログラム」(修士課程および長期・短期研修)を長年実施してきましたが(こちらを参照)、その参加者の中には、ネパール政府関係者の方々が8名おられます。
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 【修士課程修了者のUさん(ポカラ郡)からのメール(5月18日)】
 Thank you for your concern and your condolence letter.
 As you are aware that the causalities has reached 8,000 and 26,024 injured person and more than 100,000 houses has been destructed until this date.
 The causalities may rise as the rescue team are under the affected area.  
 More than 8 million people from 39 districts have been affected by the massive earth quake.
 As we have to resettle our people from our Municipality along with the affected nearby District.
 We are looking for support for reconstruct those houses .
 Thank you.



 【研修生Pさん(カトマンズ郡)からのメール(5月20日)】
 I hope all of you are well.
 First of all Many many thanks for your deepest sympathy to us in this critical period.
 I also lost my younger brother (Uncle's son) in this earthquake who was working in Tax Office Under the Ministry of Finance GoN in Kathmandu at that time.
 Our neighboring and friend countries helped us at that sensitive period.
 We highly appreciate Japanese help in this regard.
 But now it slowly being normal.
 We have great challenge to manage victim's safe temporary shelter and foods and clothes.
 But any way we have to do this and we are not alone, there are so many kindly helping hands as well.
 Thank you once again and i would like to express my great honor to you and the Japanese people.