Asal Chhimekee Nepal

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ACN's COVID-19 First Wave Response 2020

In the global pandemic of COVID-19, Nepal was not an exception from the impact of the pandemic. After the identification of 2nd positive case of coronavirus, the Nepal government had enforced a nationwide lockdown on 24th March 2020 to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. Due to the rising number of coronavirus, lockdown continued almost 4 months. This pandemic had made difficult life for all but those who are dependent on daily wage labor and already living in poor condition were affected badly by the continuously repeated lockdown: there was a fear of hunger more than a fear of virus. The social initiative of Pokhara Christian Community, Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) took the responsibility to serve the needy and vulnerable people, the reason we stood for. From the 11th day of COVID-19 lockdown, ACN started to address the basic needs of daily wage labor, old aged and single women headed families, and people with disabilities. ACN had reached to the dorestpes of people with the essential food supplies and handwashing soap in coordination with the local government authorities.

After the early relief support to COVID-19 lockodwn affected families, ACN focused on the need of the most vulnerable people in the post-COVID-19 recovery of 2020.  ACN had designed programs giving consideration to the need of the most vulnerable groups. They were children, new mothers and pregnant women, female-headed families (single women), and people with disabilities. In the first wave of pandemic, we had reached Kaski, Gorkha, Tanahun, Nawalparasi, and Rautahat districts in Nepal.



Families supported with food supplies including 510 people living with disabilities






Informative posters and pamphlets


Virus Transport Medium (VTM) Kits


Children supported with education and self-learning materials


Children supported with nutrition kit packages


Single women headed families received livelihood support


Handwashing Stations 2578 students benefitted from 18 government schools


Children participated in Hand washing and COVID-19 Awareness Program


Parents participated in child protection program


New mothers supported with nutrition and hygiene kits packages


People living with disabilities and their care takers supported with nutrition and hygiene kit packages

Area Coverage:

Kaski District

Gorkha District

Tanahun District

Nawalparasi District

Rautahat District

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