UN Agency to Hire Mountain Guides, Porters for Nepal Relief

May 27, 2015 12:22 PM

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The U.N. food agency is hiring thousands of mountain and trekking guides, porters and other workers to carry food, medicine, tents and supplies to Nepal's mostly inaccessible northern villages where two powerful earthquakes destroyed houses.

Richard Regan of the U.N.'s World Food Program said the workers also would repair the trails destroyed by the April 25 and May 12 earthquakes. How many are hired will depend on need.

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