Emergency aid during the Covid 19 pandemic
Nepal has been in lockdown since April 29th. The grocery stores and pharmacies have been open from 7 am to 9 am since then. Outside of this time there is an exit ban. The airport is initially closed until May 31.
The situation in Nepal is getting worse. The number of people infected with Covid 19 is increasing and is currently around 9,000 cases a day. The numbers don’t say much about the situation as many people don’t get tested. Therefore, the number of unreported cases is much higher. Medical care is no longer guaranteed because there is not enough oxygen and intensive care beds.
The day laborers and unskilled workers are hard hit by the second wave. The debts that were incurred during the first wave are far from being paid off. There are no reserves and no opportunity to work.
We are lucky that all of our children and families are healthy at this point. OneLoveOneWorld supports 80-100 families with food, the assumption of the rental costs, budget for mobile data for the children so that they can continue learning online and everything that is needed in an emergency with the regular donations, which are received, for example, through the school sponsorship program.
We are currently running online learning groups for the children, providing advice on a case-by-case basis over the phone, and planning emergency aid. We receive new inquiries every day, ranging from equipping hospital wards to food parcels. Aid is not easy to organize because mobility is extremely limited and the authority, which has to approve all relief operations, has partially stopped its services.
We enter into new partnerships with those who are already in the process of organizing emergency aid and ensure that all of our resources are used in a useful way for those most in need.
We will keep you up to date on relief campaigns so that you know where your donations are, who will benefit and help through this crisis.
Take care of yourself and feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
Kind regards from Kathmandu
Steffi, Ritu and the entire OneLoveOneWorld team
OneLoveOneWorld at Sparkasse Siegen
Subject: Corona help
BIC: WELADED1SIE (Siegen)
Lobbying for vaccinations for Nepal is also extremely important in this situation so that the international community makes vaccinations available. Nobody is safe until everyone is safe! Please sign the petition or start a new one in your country: change.org/vaccines4nepal
Emergency aid initiatives:
Sano Paila has been working in Birgunj and Janakpur, West Nepal for 15 years.
The organization distributes food, sets up isolation wards and cooperates with the government, particularly in carrying out aid measures for migrants.
Transfer donations for Sani Paila via Give2Asia.
Kathmandu, May 15, 2021