Sewa UK expands its Indian diaspora led Covid appeal to Nepal

Sewa UK expands its Indian diaspora led Covid appeal to Nepal

As part of its selfless service mission, Sewa UK has expanded its Covid-19 pandemic fundraising efforts to deliver emergency kits on the ground to the wider South Asian neighbourhood of Nepal.

While its Urgent India Covid Support Appeal has raised nearly £400,000 of its £500,000 target, the Nepal appeal has been launched as part of wider efforts to help tackle the devastating second wave of the pandemic in the region.

“Please support this appeal to help save, protect, and build lives as Covid-19 takes a hold,” the UK-based charity said.

Immediate relief efforts to which funds will be initially directed include:

  • Kathmandu: 80-bed quarantine/mild isolation centre with oxygen supply system

  • Bhairahwaha: 10-bed isolation center with oxygen supply system

  • Nepalganj: 25-bed isolation center with oxygen supply system

  • Dhandgadhi: Provide Covid relief support at the Dhangadhi sub-metropolitan city.

Two additional locations of Birganj and Biratnagar have also been identified where relief efforts will be directed. Sewa UK said £20,000 of the funds raised has already been released to arrange 20 10-litre oxygen concentrators for Kathmandu.

It comes as the India appeal continues to deliver on the ground support in India.

Key areas of priority being:

  • Digital Helpdesk

  • Awareness Campaigns

  • Essentials

  • Oxygen Concentrators

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Sewa UK and the Global Sewa International Network across 35 countries continue to work to address the needs of vital equipment. Sewa UK said it is focusing all its efforts towards sourcing, procuring and delivering oxygen concentrators, oximeters and oxygen cylinders.

“We fund programmes that provide immediate relief, rehabilitation and ultimately help to rebuild devastated communities by funding education and healthcare related projects, amongst others, as they remain the primary challenges to meeting the Millenium Development Goals,” Sewa UK says of its long-term fundraising goals.

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