Emergency Relief Support in Kathmandu Valley

As we all know the government of Nepal has locked down the nation since 24th March, 2020 to till present. The lockdown has crucially affected to the migrant daily wage workers who have locked in Kathmandu valley. Many of these people work in the informal sector and the women mostly work in houses as maids. They have no longer income source because of lockdown. They are facing the problem of living without income source.

Therefore, National Indigenous Women Forum, Nepal (NIWF) has distributed relief support to a total of 24 peoples in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktpur districts on 24th,25th and 26th April, 2020 respectively. The people who are benefitted by relief support are women working as house maid, drivers, students, cancer patient, women who are in postpartum period (sutkeri), physically disable person, street vendors, and laborers. NIWF has distributed 1 sack rice of 30kg, 2 liters of cooking oil, 2 packets of salt and 2 kg of pulse to each family.

NIWF has supported NPR 5000.00 for a cancer patient who has come from Sunsari District for her treatment.

House maid Magar women with Vice- chair (Ms.YassokantiBhattachan) of NIWF, Lalitpur
Sunuwar women who are in postpartum period, Kathmandu
Thamiwomen( house maids), Kathmandu
Mr. Indra Sunuwar, Kathmandu
Thami students, Bhaktapur
Ms. SabitraChepang (board member of NIWF) with cancer patient, Bhaktapur
Chepang Women (house maids),Lalitpur
Women are carrying rice sacks, Lalitpur