Covid-19 in Nepal

During spring 2021, a devastating second wave of Covid-19 cases overwhelmed healthcare services across Nepal. This was far more widespread and severe than the country saw during the first wave in 2020.

People living in the poorest and most disadvantaged communities suffered most, with limited access to healthcare. Many who avoided the virus struggled to work during lockdown restrictions and were unable to provide for their families.


What happens now?

The Covid-19 pandemic has sadly deepened inequalities, so our partners will continue to support vulnerable people and communities in response to the long-term impacts on people’s lives and livelihoods.

With the Covid-19 virus still in circulation (Nepal had a third wave of cases in early 2022), we stand ready to help our partners respond to any future issues which affect the most disadvantaged Nepalis.

Thank you to those who have donated to our Coronavirus Appeal for Nepal, which has helped our partners respond to urgent and desperate needs.

This fund is also helping people and communities rebuild their lives from the various impacts of the pandemic.

Woman getting food package from ACN in Nepal

Help Nepal recover from the Covid-19 pandemic

Your support could help people rebuild their lives and strengthen communities – helping tackle the inequalities which have deepened in the past few years – in the long-term aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please donate today and help people recover from this crisis.

Praying for Nepal

If you would like to pray for Nepal as it recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic please go to, including how to sign up for our monthly Prayer Notes.

Looking back at the first and second waves of Covid in Nepal

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. INF Nepal reached many vulnerable patients who were unable to get to hospital through a telehealth service established with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO), helping people like Durga. Our partners also helped establish quarantine centres, and you can also read Brij Mohan’s experience of staying in one of these centres.

In 2021, the devastating second wave of Covid cases prompted more urgent action. Here is a summary of our partners’ response which included helping single mothers such as Bina, people with disabilities, and providing masks to reduce the risk of infection.