UN calls for USD 83.7 million support for Nepal

The United Nations has launched the Nepal Covid-19 Response Plan calling for financial support of USD 83.7 million to mobilize an emergency response over the next three months to assist 750,000 of the most vulnerable Nepalis affected by the pandemic, The Kathmandu Post reported

May 25, 2021
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The United Nations has launched the Nepal Covid-19 Response Plan calling for financial support of USD 83.7 million to mobilize an emergency response over the next three months to assist 750,000 of the most vulnerable Nepalis affected by the pandemic, The Kathmandu Post reported.

The international body said the plan was endorsed by the Nepal Humanitarian Country Team and the Government of Nepal’s Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre.
 
Sara Beysolow Nyanti, the UN Resident Coordinator, said the current outbreak is having a devastating impact not just on health but across all sectors, hitting the poorest and most marginalised people in Nepali society the hardest.

“The Covid-19 Response Plan calls for swift action and international solidarity that is desperately needed to save lives and prevent unnecessary suffering today, tomorrow, and in the difficult weeks to come,” said Nyanti. “We have no time to lose.”

Nepal has been seeing a massive surge in Covid-19 cases since mid-April.

(SAM)

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