The number of confirmed Covid cases in Nepal has remained low since the start of 2021, as much of society has re-opened as normal. In total, there have been just over 3,000 deaths linked to Covid.
However, there is still the danger of an economic time-bomb that will force many more people into poverty.
Key parts of the economy such as tourism have suffered – shrinking by more than 80% in 2020 – and many daily wage labourers have struggled to find enough work to provide for their families. The return of people who would normally seek seasonal work in other nations has only added to the pressures in Nepal.
Thank you to those who have already given to our Coronavirus Appeal.
Our partners have been able to respond to the most urgent needs – click here to read what they have done. Some of this involved helping at quarantine centres, and you can also read Brij Mohan’s experience of staying in one of these centres.
£20 could provide a food package to feed a household for 2-3 weeks.
£76 could establish a new hand-washing station to protect people in remote communities from the spread of coronavirus.
Please support the people of Nepal through the impacts of coronavirus.
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 also hold regular Zoom prayer meetings. These are currently forming part of our monthly Conference 2021 sessions until June – find dates and the links to register here.
At the start of this crisis in May 2020 we published a statement covering the longer-term outlook for Nepal, and how we see the role of INF/UK and our partners. It also covers the important role you can play by giving and praying.