Without outside help the people of Tipling, and other remote areas, cannot recover even the modest way of life they had previously built up for themselves. Everything has been lost – their homes, their livestock, their basic infrastructure, and their hopes for a better future for their children. Even the fragile eco-system, in which they have lived harmoniously for centuries, is now also under imminent threat of destruction. Large numbers of trees are being felled and wild animals hunted to meet their desperate needs.
To relieve the pain and pressure of their abject poverty, to mitigate and reverse the effects of the enormous calamity they have suffered, and to fulfill their basic needs for living, what is vital and urgently needed is consistent, on-going commitment, and the time, expertise and generosity of the outside world.