Young woman supports COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Nepal
Rekha, 23 is one of many youth volunteers who are sharing information among their communities to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
To support the government in its effort to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Plan International Nepal is working with communities through its response in 9 districts across the country.
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:
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.
Through our response, 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 13,000 vulnerable families have benefitted from cash support distributed at household levels to help maintain social distancing. Similarly, about 21,000 seasonal migrants who came back from India received 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 latest fact sheet below.
Plan International Nepal COVID-19 response update