The biggest danger for the many of the poorest people in Nepal comes from the impact of lockdown, rather than coronavirus – an economic and humanitarian crisis is looming.
At the heart of INF’s work is treating people with love and compassion, making sure that they know they matter and receive support that is tailored to their individual needs.
Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Nepal is at ‘extreme risk’ and is ranked the fourth most-affected country in terms of climate change.
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Lack of resources, remoteness of villages and discrimination caused by gender, caste, disease or disabilities are some of the reasons that trap people into a life of exclusion and poverty.
At INF we believe that all people deserve a fair chance to thrive, contribute and to play an equal part in their community.
Despite government efforts, the number of leprosy patients in Nepal has been constantly rising – in recent years to nearly 6,000. This includes over 3,000 newly diagnosed cases in 2017 alone. In addition to people who are registered as patients, there are thousands of former patients who are living with the effects of leprosy – ranging from physical disability to the mental, social and economic effects of the disease. The journey to see Nepal free from leprosy is still far from over…
INF’s work in areas such Bajura and Kalikot reaches some of the poorest people in Nepal. In these remote, mountainous areas families struggle to make ends meet. Community resilience and development programmes help people improve life in their communities and work their way out of poverty.