Coronavirus in Nepal

A second wave of coronavirus caused devastation in Nepal.

Hospitals were running out of beds and oxygen supplies as cases and deaths rose exponentially in May 2021, with health services around the country overwhelmed by a sharp rise in demand.

This was far more widespread and severe than the country saw in 2020.

People living in the poorest and most disadvantaged communities are suffering most, with limited access to healthcare. Many who have avoided the virus have been struggling to work during lockdown restrictions and unable to provide for their families.

This has sadly deepened inequalities, so our partners will continue to support marginalised groups throughout a lengthy period of recovery.

Thank you to those who have already given to our Coronavirus Crisis Appeal for Nepal, helping our partners respond to urgent and desperate needs.

Help Nepal through the pandemic

£22 could provide a food package to feed a household for 2-3 weeks.

£63 could help a Covid patient with the cost of hospital treatment.

£111 could supply vital medical equipment for a new Covid isolation centre.

Please donate today and help people who need support through this crisis.

Praying for Nepal

There are various resources to help you pray for the people of Nepal through the coronavirus pandemic:

Sign up to our monthly Prayer Notes (by email or post). Please contact us to sign up.

We will continue to hold online Zoom prayer gatherings – dates and details will be published here when available.

Looking back at 2020

Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, our partners were able to respond to the most urgent needs during the first wave in 2020 – click here to read a summary of how they helped. Some of that involved helping at quarantine centres, and you can also read Brij Mohan’s experience of staying in one of these centres.