Located in South Asia, Nepal is home to some of the tallest mountains, including Mount Everest. It has a population of about 31 million, and the most commonly practiced religions are Hinduism and Buddhism. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the UN has estimated that at least 40% of the population is living in poverty.
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
World Renew has officially concluded our programming in Nepal. However, we remain updated on the situation and continue to partner with organizations on the ground.
Nepal has begun its vaccine rollout throughout the country and was also the first country in the Asia Pacific to include refugees in its rollout efforts. However, India’s alarming rate of infections have created growing concern that increased levels of COVID-19 will spill over into neighboring countries such as Nepal. Nepal is not prepared to handle a health crisis of this magnitude, and World Renew is continuing to monitor the situation so that, if necessary, we can coordinate our COVID-response with Integral.
In the last year we have distributed nearly 1,500 hygiene kits (including soap and nearly hand sanitizer), over 5,000 kg of emergency food, and nearly 6,000 protective masks but the summer months may bring the need for much, much more.
World Renew’s ability to scale up and meet the COVID crisis is directly linked to the generosity of donors like you. Currently those efforts are focused in India, but could extend to Nepal if infections continue to climb there. Please help us bring the love of God directly to those who feel trapped and afraid during this health crisis. Your gift will save lives.