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Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Bagmati Province A plane arrives at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, with Nepal's first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine doses via COVAX. #COVID19...
WHO Nepal/ A. Maharjan, (2021)
Mishri Mahat from Mahat Gaun Of Lalitpur District During The COVID-19 Pandemic A local woman from Mahat Gaun Of Lalitpur District named Mishri Mahat looking at the camera and smiling during the COVID-19 pandemic. #COVID19...
WHO Nepal/A.Maharjan, (2020)
GESI mainstreaming in COVID-19 response, GE update 31 The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has further magnified the challenges faced by vulnerable groups in Nepal. The Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team (GiHA-TT), a multi-stakeholder network of Civil Society Organizations, International Developme...
UNWOMEN, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #39 | 4 June 2021 Meeting with provincial Chief Ministers highlighted significant gaps in essential human resources for medical response and huge challenges related to unemployment. Procurement of vaccines remains a critical gap and top priority. Service deliver...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #40 | 18 June 2021 Onset of monsoon from 11-13 June expected to exacerbate needs of vulnerable families and further challenge response efforts. Infrastructure upgrades from points of entry (PoEs) and many isolation facilities desperately needed to ensure continued fun...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #41 | 18 June 2021 Monsoon, which began just one week ago, has already displaced around 600 families leading to sheltering in public buildings, posing significant COVID-19 transmission risks. • Loss of income due to COVID-19 related lockdowns and lack of socio-econo...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
NEPAL: COVID-19 Pandemic #45|20 August 2021 With rising COVID-19 cases coupled with fewer partners engaged in the response, there is a potential for gap between needs and response to widen dramatically. • Need to prioritize PPE in non-COVID-19 service delivery points for continuity of essen...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
COVID 19 Sitrep #43|16 July 2021 HIGHLIGHTS With the increased public movement, opening of markets and resumption of the domestic and international flights there is a need to ramp up messaging regarding adherence to the COVID-19 public health protocols. Need for the reinforcemen...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
COVID 19 Sitrep 42|2 July 2021 HIGHLIGHTS On 21 June, the Government of Nepal decided to resume more flights with full compliance of public health standards. The Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation has asked Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to resume international fli...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster and Monsoon Update #17 | 23 July 2020 As of this week, 18,094 cases were tested positive by RT-PCR for COVID-19, 42 deaths have been reported and 12,684 people were discharged. All 77 districts are affected by COVID-19. The testing capacity increased to 28 testing sites this week, with a...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster and Monsoon Update #18 | 31 July 2020 As of 29 July, Nepal has recorded 19,273 COVID-19 positive cases with 49 deaths and 14,021 recoveries. The national recovery rate is 72.8%. There are 14,471 people in quarantine sites and 5,203 in isolation. According to the Ministry of Health and Po...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster and Monsoon Update #19 | 07 August 2020 Confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 21,750 with 65 deaths and 15,389 recoveries on 6 August. 9,470 people are staying in quarantine centres and 6,296 in isolation centres. The COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (CCMC) has urged businesses, industries ...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster and Monsoon Update #20 | 14 August 2020 On 10 August, the Government of Nepal (GoN) came up with new COVID-19 containment measures. As recommended by the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CMCC), the Council of Ministers decided to defer the resumption of passenger flights and long-distanc...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster and Monsoon Update #21 | 28 August 2020 On 17 August, the cabinet decided to authorize Chief District Officers (CDO) to enforce ‘prohibitory orders’ in their respective districts based on analysis and recommendations from District COVID-19 Crisis Management Centers (DCCMC). From 19 August ...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster and Monsoon Update #22 | 11 September 2020 Prohibitory orders have been eased or lifted in the majority of districts. On 9 September the three District Administration Office (DAO) of Kathmandu Valley decided to relax their prohibitory orders allowing certain business activities, including sho...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #01 | 3 April 2020 The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Nepal, under the leadership of the UN, continues to be actively involved in preparedness and response activities in support of, and with the Government of Nepal (GoN), on Covid-19. Initially, coordination and su...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #02 | 10 April 2020 The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Nepal has finalized a Nepal COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan in close coordination with the Government of Nepal. Humanitarian Agencies and the UN Provincial Coordination Focal Agencies have been...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #03 | 17April 2020 The Prime Minister convened the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council to discuss COVID-19 preparedness and response including the monsoon preparedness. This monsoon planning considered a possible 1.26 million affected population including la...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #04 | 24 April 2020 At the national level the High-Level Coordination Committee for the Prevention and Control of COVID-191 continues to coordinate the nationally led response. A COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) led by the Secretary from the Prime Minister’s Off...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #05 | 1 May 2020 The Government of Nepal (GoN) extended the nation-wide lockdown until 7 May, maintaining the closure of all points of entry and restricting domestic and international flights until 15 May. This is the fourth consecutive time the Government has extend...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #06 | 8 May 2020 The Government of Nepal (GoN) extended the nation-wide lockdown until 18 May, maintaining the closure of all points of entry and restricting domestic and international flights until 31 May. This is the fifth consecutive extension of the lockdown sinc...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #07 | 15 May 2020 Following the increase in positive cases of COVID-19, the government is taking stringent measures to enforce lockdown in areas which are considered to be more at risk. Some districts, such as Kabilabastu and Bara, have completely sealed district boun...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #08 | 22 May 2020 Three COVID-19 related deaths were confirmed this week: a 29-year-old new mother from Sindhupalchowk, a 25-year-old man in a quarantine site in Banke and a 41-year-old man in Rupandehi died on 16, 17 and 21 May respectively. Over the past week the nu...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #09 | 29 May 2020 With movement restrictions eased across India, the number of returnee migrants both reaching the border and entering the country, have increased significantly. More than 86,057 people are in quarantine centres. The past week saw large numbers of retu...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #10 | 05 June 2020 The number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal has more than tripled within a week, reaching 2,634 with ten confirmed deaths, 233 recovered patients and 2,335 people in isolation. The daily PCR testing rate has increased over the week, with a current daily av...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #11 | 12 June 2020 During the reporting period, Nepal recorded 3,587 new cases, taking the total to 4,364 positive cases including 15 deaths. This represents an increase by 461% compared to the last report (26 May). 72 of the 77 districts have positive cases with nearl...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #12 | 20 June 2020 The COVID lockdown is still in effect in Nepal but with substantial changes in the modality. On June 10 the Government decided to ease the lockdown in some low-risk areas, including the Kathmandu valley. Under this changed modality, a variety of serv...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #13 | 26 June 2020 The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nepal has passed 10,000 with 26 deaths. Cases are increasing, with over 5,735 new cases identified in the past 15 days. Positive cases have been largely asymptomatic, with less than 1% of COVID-19 patients ac...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #14 | 3 July 2020 The Government of Nepal (GoN) has extended the lockdown to 22 July. As the lockdown has been eased, authorities are urging people to adhere to recommended health safety measures such as wearing masks in public places and workspaces. The suspension of...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #15 | 10 July 2020 As of 8 July, Nepal has recorded 16,423 COVID-19 positive cases, with 35 deaths and 7,752 people recovered. Quarantine sites, which were overwhelmed by the returnees from India during previous weeks have seen a drastic drop in numbers, to 25,040 peop...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #16 | 17 July 2020 As of 15 July, 17,344 people have been infected by COVID-19 in Nepal. Among them, 39 have died, 11,249 have recovered, and 6,056 are currently in isolation. Additionally, 23,500 people are currently in quarantine. The surveillance report of Epidemiol...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #27 | 27 November 2020 In support of the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the COVID19 Health Sector Rapid Action Plan 2020, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has kickstarted the revision of the current COVID-19 Preparedness and Response ...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Immunization in the context of COVID-19 pandemic These FAQs accompany WHO’s Guiding principles for immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, these FAQ will be revised as necessary,Immunizations are an essential health service that protect susceptible i...
WHO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster and Monsoon Update #23 | 25 September 2020 Prohibitory orders have been eased in most districts, including those in Kathmandu Valley, starting 9 September, with the continuation of certain restrictions. Vehicular movement, including public transportation, has been permitted on the basis of od...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster and Monsoon Update #24 | 09 October 2020 The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on 4 October urged the general public to stay where they are to celebrate the upcoming Dashain and Tihar festivals (these are the main Nepali festivals where people traditional travel to visit their famili...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster and Monsoon Update #25 | 25 October 2020 The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) recently updated key guidelines to manage COVID-19 cases throughout the country including the continuation of laboratory services during the upcoming festivals. Details of these guidelines below • MoH...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #26 | 12 November 2020 Movement of people across the Nepal-India border has continued, with at least 6,000 people returning from India and 15,609 leaving for India during the Dashain holidays. Local governments believe the numbers will continue to rise as people return to ...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #27 | 27 November 2020 In support of the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the COVID19 Health Sector Rapid Action Plan 2020, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has kickstarted the revision of the current COVID-19 Preparedness and Response ...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #28 | 11 December 2020 Positive cases are continuing to rise in the Kathmandu Valley. With more than 500 active cases in Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts, the Valley accounts for nearly 50% of active cases in Nepal. Meanwhile, schools in various palikas in the Valley (Lali...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #29 | 24 December 2020 Movement of people, business and other social activities continue to increase. On 18 December district authorities in three districts of Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur) removed the odd-even plate daily alternation provision from ...
UNRCHCO, (2020)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #30 | 8 January 2021 Over the past month a decrease in the rate of RT-PCR testing has been accompanied by a decile in the number of officially recorded active cases, cases in isolation and test positivity rate. The distribution of active cases across the country is not e...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #31 | 22 January 2021 The political stalemate resulting from government’s 20 December 2020 decision to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) have had implications on the COVID-19 response. The political development has diverted the attention of society from respondi...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #32 | 05 February 2021 Political rallies and mass meetings are taking place across the country despite COVID-19 risk. There is growing tendency among agitating political groups to ignore COVID-19 safety protocols, such as mask-wearing and physical distancing. This reduced ...
UNOHCHR, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #33 | 09 March 2021 Nepal’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign commenced on 27 January, and the first phase, conducted in two rounds, has now been concluded. The second round of the campaign began on 7 March,targeting people over 55 and with co-morbidities. As of 9 March, a ...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
Social protection responses to COVID-19 in Nepal The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world of work, heavily impacting the well-being of workers and their families, exposing a number of sectors to the crisis and aggravating the existing inequalities in the labour market. Previous global crises...
ILO, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #34 | 30 March 2021 Heavy air pollution, reaching hazardous levels across the country, is currently affecting Nepal. A circular by the federal government has instructed schools to close countrywide due to air pollution, further disrupting the academic year. To offset th...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #35 | 30 April 2021 Over the past month, Nepal has seen a sharp increase in COIVD-19 cases, from 152 new cases per day on 1 April to 4,831 new cases per day on 29 April. In addition, the RT-PCR test positivity rate has increased from 4% to 32% over the same period. This...
UNRCO, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #36 | 14 May 2021 This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator in collaboration with partners. It covers the period from 1-14 May 2021. HIGHLIGHTS • Hospitals face shortages of oxygen, beds, essential supplies and trained human resources, hav...
UNRCO, (2021)
The Future of Women Migrant Workers, Gender Equality Update 27 The 27th Gender Equality Update highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions on movement have severely impacted the situation of migrant workers, exposing and compounding the economic, social, and structural inequalities they face....
UNWOMEN, (2021)
A local lady preparing to make momos by taking a safety measures wearing mask at Khokana, Kathmandu during the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for Survival. This picture represents how women is working hard in the middle of the pandemic to feed people. ...
WHO Nepal / A. Maharjan, (2020)
An old man wearing a face mask waits for the customer at his local shop at outskirts of Kathmandu, Khokana during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 virus has its impacts in many ways in people's life. At the time of the pandemic, the older man should take safety measures and live inside the house instead he is waiting for the customer to fulfill his survival. ...
WHO Nepal/ A. Maharjan, (2020)
Health Sector Emergency Response Plan-Covid-19 Public health and social measures Hospital-based interventions Management and oversight ...
WHO, GON, (2020)
COVID-19 Initiative by Gender in Humanitarian Task Team(GIHA TT) Members, GE Update 25 (November 2020) During the COVID-19 pandemic, civil society organizations (CSOs) in Nepal are closely monitoring and responding to the emerging health and socio-economic needs of communities on the ground. This Gender Equality Update focuses on the COVID-19 response...
UNWOMEN, (2020)
EU-UNFPA GBV project in Province 2 and Karnali In the COVID-19 Context in Nepal The Delegation of the European Union to Nepal and UNFPA, in coordination with the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen and relevant provincial and local authorities, launched a two-year project to tackle gender-based violence (GBV) in Provi...
UNFPA, EU, (2020)
Nepal COVID19 mVAM Market Update-No. 4 World Food Programme (WFP) Nepal and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) have produced mVAM market update on the impact of COVID-19 on market situation and the prices of essential commodities across 67 districts. Highlights...
WFP, (2020)
Ensuring Equitable Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine in Nepal, GE Update 26 The 26th Gender Equality Update highlights the importance of ensuring equitable distribution of the covid-19 vaccine in Nepal. It includes a checklist including key issues around women´s leadership, gender barriers, dis aggregated data, access to dat...
UNWOMEN, (2021)
COVID 19 Sitrep #47 Seroprevelance study finds 68.6% of Nepali population has COVID-19 antibodies, remaining below the threshold of herd immunity as the festival season will begin in the coming weeks. Over 5 million people have now been fully vaccinated across Nepal. P...
UNRCHCO, (2022)
COVID-19 and post monsoon Sitrep #48 SITUATION OVERVIEW Unseasonal, heavy rains beginning 17 October in the West of Nepal and continuing for several days, moving east on 19 October have left a wake of deaths, missing persons, damage to roads, bridges, hydropower stations and other phys...
UNRCHCO, (2022)
Rumour and Facts Bulletin #1 In English These rumours are collected and compiled from rumour log and all the facts are approved and cleared by WHO. ...
UN, (2021)
Rumour and Facts Bulletin #1 in Nepali These rumours are collected and compiled from rumour log and all the facts are approved and cleared by WHO. ...
UN, (2021)
UN Framework for Responding to the Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Nepal The proposed Framework builds on short-term recovery and resilience activities managed by the humanitarian country team. Its preparation is informed by analysis of data and evidence and an understanding of the specific impacts of the pandemic in th...
UN, (2021)
Protocol for ILI Clinics The document is about the protocols for ILI Clinics (Covid-19 Screening Fever Clinics). #COVID19 ...
WHO, (2020)
NEPAL: COVID-19 Pandemic #44 | 2 August 2021 Relaxing of prohibitory orders and decreasing adherence to public health and social measures observed across the country, particularly outside Kathmandu Valley, in contributing to concerns of a new spike in infections. • Fear of disease transmi...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
NEPAL: COVID-19 Pandemic #44|2 August 2021 Relaxing of prohibitory orders and decreasing adherence to public health and social measures observed across the country, particularly outside Kathmandu Valley, in contributing to concerns of a new spike in infections. • Fear of disease transmi...
UNRCHCO, UNRCO, (2021)
Development Advocate 2021 The new edition of UNDP’s Development Advocate Nepal focuses on digging out and sharing fresh perspectives on how Nepal and other countries in the region can steer themselves out of this unprecedented crisis, and not just return to normalcy or where ...
UNDP, (2021)
UNDP Nepal Annual Report 2020 2020 witnessed an unprecedented global crisis and that affected and shaped a significant part of our work at UNDP in Nepal. COVID-19 hit the country in January and it went on to take a huge toll on the country. From agriculture to hydropower, and edu...
UNDP, (2021)
UNDP Nepal's Guiding Principles on Youth Mainstreaming and Participation UNDP Nepal's Guiding Principles on Youth Mainstreaming and Participation is guided by UNDP Nepal's National Youth Strategy 2018-2022 and UN Framework for Responding to the Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Nepal. This document helps to lead th...
UNDP, (2021)
Key advocacy messages on gender equality and social inclusion in covid-19 emergency response Background The following advocacy messages were endorsed by the HCT on 25 03 2020. They were developed on the basis of the IASC Policy Statement on Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (November 2017) 1 , and in light of lessons learned from the Eb...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #37 | 21 May 2021 HIGHLIGHTS • Need for oxygen supplies remains a top priority, including 60,000 cylinders, 2,000 concentrators, 10 tanks, 7 plants and 1,000 high flow nasal canula. • Requirements for tents and prefabricated structures to establish field hospital...
UNRCHCO, (2021)
Nepal COVID-19: Cluster Update #38 | 28 May 2021 HIGHLIGHTS • Acute need for oxygen refill and supply systems. • Antigen testing supplies have arrived in country and will support testing capacity, but continued supply of testing kits remains a top need. • Unconditional cash transfers as tempo...
UNRCHCO, (2021)