Our partner YAPE in Nepal has set up a ‘Hotline for Peace’ free phone line so the community is always able to contact them. Life in Nepal is regularly disrupted by shutdowns and violent riots. YAPE has built up a track record of responding swiftly and successfully to bring an end to conflicts. Thanks to the Hotline they will be able to respond quicker and more effectively than before.
With Peace Direct’s support YAPE has been able to set up the free phone line and start promoting it this January. Last year this entirely volunteer-led organisation resolved 14 conflicts – stopping political riots from escalating, preventing rebel soldiers taking office by force, and allowing children to return to school after their school was attacked.