Food support to Manang flood affected families

Since mid-June, due to continuous heavy rainfall floodwaters has entered the villages and caused devastating consequences. Many families are displaced either temporarily or permanently in Manang district. Despite of road blockage and COVID lockdown, we were able to deliver food packages to flood-affected families who were waiting for the food support in Tal village with the help of Helicopter. From two weeks these families have been sharing a common mass kitchen and have now finished their food stock.

ACN/PCC and INF Nepal, Nepal Christian Society Gandaki Province (NCS), Nepal Church Fellowship (NCF) have jointly delivered essential food supplies packages to 66 flood-affected families of Tal village in Nasho Rural Municipality, Manang district on 7 July 2021 in coordination with Manang District Administrative Office and local government.

Floods and landslides induced by the monsoon have been continuing to affect people in various parts of the country. 39 people have been killed, 31 have gone missing and 31 people are injured following landslides and floods events all over the country according to Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction Portal (, 7 July 2020).

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COVID-19: Devastating 2nd wave in Nepal

Since mid-April 2021, Nepal has entered the 2nd wave of coronavirus pandemic and the situation is worsening day by day. Daily new confirmed cases are nearly to 10,000. Almost 50% of people tested are testing positive which is said to be highest ratio ever.  On 11 May, 9,317 new cases were confirmed positive out of 20,596 TR-PCR tests.  225 new deaths of COVID-19 positive patients were reported. Already hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, so it is hard to find a hospital bed when needed.  Even if a bed is available, the cost of the bed and treatment is very difficult for people to afford.  Nepal’s rural health system is unable to cope with the need for services due to limited resources of staff, essential medicines and health equipment. Ventilators and oxygen are in short supply.

The local province-level government has been given the authority to decide regarding lockdown or prohibitory orders.  Therefore, due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, almost all of Nepal’s districts are now under full lockdown.


Before the 2nd wave of the pandemic started, medical and frontline workers began receiving vaccination, followed by people over 60 years of age. Currently, due to the 2nd wave of the pandemic, vaccination has stopped. Many frontlines are awaiting their second dose and the rest of Nepal’s population are still waiting for their first dose to be able to battle against the coronavirus.

In the midst of this pandemic, we request you join together with us to serve people in need, as we did in the first wave of the pandemic. 

This is a brief summary of ACN’s Response to Covid-19 first wave in 2020.


CGI Sheets distribution to landslide affected families of Myagdi

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On 14 April 2021, ACN has supported landslide-affected families with Corrugated Galvanized Iron (CGI) sheets (tin sheet for roofing) in Dhawalagiri Rural Municipality-7, Myagdi District, despite many challenges caused by COVID-19.  There were 42 families who received CGI sheets as support to reconstruct their home.  Each family received 3 bundles of CGI sheets and 3 kg of needles for roofing purposes.

Before this, ACN had distributed food relief packages to 85 landslide affected families as requested by the local government in Dhawalagiri Rural Municipality-7, Myagdi District. After the food relief packages distribution, we have seen some families in need of support for the reconstruction of the house. Therefore, as per the observed need and request of the local government, we planned for CGI sheets distribution program which went well in the participation of local ward Chairman, Mr. Kalanidhi Sharma, local representatives and ACN team including ACN’s treasurer, Mr. Purna Lal Kayestha.

A local Newspaper ‘ Dhaulagiri Khabar’ has published news on the distribution of CGI sheets to landslide-affected families by ACN in Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-7 Myagdi District.


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Newly Constructed Bhirsingh Community Health Unit handed over in Gorkha

On 19th February 2021 ACN has handed over the newly constructed Bhirsingh Community Health Unit building with the essential medicine, equipment, and furniture to the local health post, Siranchowk Rural Municipality, and community in Gorkha district.

The building has been jointly inaugurated by Chief Guest Mr. Ashok Kumar Gurung, (Chief, Office of the District Coordination Committee), Mr. Raju Gurung (Chairman of Siranchowk RM), Ps. Hari Ram Ghimire (Chairman of Pokhara Christian Community and Mr. Bharat Bahadur Gurung (Chairman of Asal Chhimekee Nepal) in the presence of other government officials and representatives, ACN Executive Board members and Executive Director and community people.

Immediately after the Inaugural and Handover of the building, Bhirsingh Community Health Unit commenced health service with checking blood pressure of the Chief Guest and other local community people which was very great to see. 

All the villagers and local stakeholders are very grateful to ACN for providing basic health service in their own place. From now they do not have to walk hours to reach the distance health post for a very basic health facility. This newly constructed Bhirsingh Community Health Unit will benefit approximately 170 households in Siranchowk Rural Muncipality-1, Kerabari, Gorkha.

We would like to thank our funding partners and Siranchowk Rural Municipality for their support and cooperation in this construction project.

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Food and warm clothes support to 170 Families

On 22 January 2021, ACN has provided food and warm cloth packages to 170 poor Chepang (a marginalized ethnic group) families in Raksirang Rural Municipality, Makwanpur district in cooperation with the local government.

The Chepang community is known as a marginalized ethnic group in Nepal and this most vulnerable marginalized ethnic group also got an impact of COVID-19 lockdown.

Raksirang is a village located in the north of the East-West highway. Most Chepang families of Raksirang collect wild potatoes and honey etc. They also do maize and millet farming and they do fishing and collect and sell sand of a nearby river seasonally.

This Chepang community has one of the lowest literacy rates and lack of access to basic public services such as drinking water, electricity, education, and health care. In this context, the COVID-19 lockdown had an impact on this vulnerable marginalized community. Due to their characteristic of socio-economic and cultural settings they cannot be left out from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. Therefore local government of Raksirang village requested to ACN for support to poor Chepang families of Raksirang. As per the need assessment, we (ACN) has been able to support 170 poor Chepang families in ward no 2 & 5 of Raksirang Rural Municipality. 

Each family received food packages including 25 kg of rice, 3 kg of lentil, 2 kg of beans, 1 kg of salt, 2 liters of oil, 2 pcs of cloth washing soap, 2 pcs of handwashing soap, 4 pcs of toothbrushes, and toothpaste. In addition, each family received warm cloth packages including 2 blankets, a muffler (Dhaka Shawl), and a cap. 

Thanks to our funding partners and Raksirang Rural Municipality for their cooperation and support.