In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Nepal, we are working with our development partners in coordination with local government in the following sectors:
- Education and early childhood development
- Health and hygiene
- Cash transfers
- Child protection.
Our emergency response plan contributes to the prevention of the transmission of COVID-19 and reduces the social impact within the most vulnerable groups including girls, women and children with disabilities in Nepal. Our response will benefit 596,685 people including 156,420 girls who are the most vulnerable where we work.
The response supports communities to adopt adequate COVID-19 prevention and control behaviors and enhances positive coping mechanisms within vulnerable communities. We ensure the engagement and leadership of youth and girls in our response.
As an initial step to support the local government, we have provided medical equipment including personal protective equipment to health facilities for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Also, Plan International Nepal has distributed non-food items to communities so they can set up quarantine.
About 10,000 vulnerable families have benefitted from cash support distributed at household levels to help maintain social distancing. Similary, about 18,000 seasonal migrants coming back from India recieved ready-to-eat meals, soap and face masks at border points in Banke.
Find out more about our response to the crisis in Nepal by downloading our fortnightly update below.