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CAN Covid Appeal


The Covid-19 situation in Nepal has now become a national emergency. CAN are committed to continuing the vital support needed by the vulnerable remote communities in the North Gorkha region of the Himalaya. We are now launching a Covid Crisis Appeal to provide them with the extra resources needed at this time.

In May 2021, the COVID-19 situation in Nepal took a significant turn for the worse, fuelled by deadly new variants of the virus. Record number of cases and Covid-19 related deaths are being reported each day, most of the country has been placed in a full lock-down, and all domestic and international flights have been suspended

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The limited health infrastructure in Nepal will most certainly struggle to cope with this unprecedented demand.


There are currently only fifteen hundred ICU beds in Nepal and only six hundred ventilators are available, for a population of around thirty million. 


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Until now, the impact of COVID-19 on the North Gorkha region has been less than predicted.


This is in part because of the support the CAN Nepal team has been able to deliver on the ground during these incredibly difficult times.


We couldn’t have helped those communities without you, our committed and caring supporters, and we now need your help now more than ever.


  1. Prevent, contain and treat COVID-19 in the most vulnerable communities by continuing to provide excellent curative and preventative healthcare via the CAN Nurses

  2. Provide extra training where needed to our frontline staff

  3. Ensure that adequate provisions are available, including PPE, alcohol gels, thermo-scanners, and oximeters and emergency medicines, as well as helping to facilitate self-isolation where needed.

  4. Continue the delivery of our agricultural support work, to help the communities plant and grow healthy food

  5. Allocate financial aid where needed to the porters, to help support them and their families during the closed tourist seasons.


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Our Operations Director in Nepal has predicted that CAN will require around £20,000 on top of our usual budget to effectively manage the situation arising in our regions. That's why we're asking you for you help today.

Please consider donating to CAN to help us achieve our target, or scroll down for more ideas!


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If you would like to support us via cheque or bank transfer, please use the details below. Please remember to include your full name and your postal address or email address so that we can acknowledge receipt, and to also thank you properly. 

Please post cheques made payable to Community Action Nepal to:

Community Action Nepal, Stewart Hill Cottage, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, CA7 8HX

Bank Details for BACS transfer:

Bank Name: Cumberland Building Society

Account Name: Community Action Nepal

Sort Code: 16-52-21

Account no: 54157518

There are many other ways that you can support

CAN to help us reach this total:


Purchase tickets to our Doug Scott celebration event in November 


Buy one of our amazing mountaineering quizzes from the shop (deadline end of May)


Purchase one of our CAN t-shirts. or sweatshirts from our shop


If you're part of a business or an organisation, you could become a corporate sponsor


Set yourself a challenge and ask friends and family to sponsor you!


Host a cake sale or coffee morning and donate the proceeds to CAN


Sell your unwanted items on eBay and donate the proceeds

Or simply follow us on social media and share our stories

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
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If you would like to speak to me about setting up your own sponsored event or fundraiser, or if you’d like to host a talk, or you just want to have a chat about our work, then please contact me at


I’d be more than happy to help. Every bit of support enables us to continue to deliver essential work in Nepal during these unprecedented times.

From all of us here at CAN, we thank you for your continued support and friendship.

If you would like to be kept up to date with news and information specifically relating to our Covid-19 Crisis Appeal, please provide us with your email address below. We will be sending out weekly email updates about the situation in Nepal, our work on the ground and updates on our fundraising totals. 

Subscribe to Covid-19 Crisis Appeal Updates here:

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