November 5, 2015 The United States is deeply concerned by the increasingly volatile situation along the Nepal-India border, resulting in critical shortages of fuel, medicine, and foodstuffs, including in areas still reeling from the devastating earthquakes of April and May. With winter only weeks away, the international donor community is unable to deliver vital relief and shelter supplies to many vulnerable communities. Lives are at stake, and we are concerned that a humanitarian crisis may result. The United States calls on all those involved to redouble their efforts to resolve this crisis. Everyone should contribute to creating positive conditions for meaningful political dialogue to ensure that the constitution accommodates the aspirations of all Nepalis. The United States stands ready to assist the people and government of Nepal as they continue along their democratic path and rebuild from the April earthquake.