AHF Covid Response Fund


The Covid pandemic has encircled the world, and all of us are affected. The Himalaya has not been spared; the virus has reached there too, sowing the same destruction and despair. Nepal is in lockdown, and the infection curve is steepening, threatening to overload the fragile medical care system. 

The specter now rising is hunger, looming over towns and villages alike.

In the most vulnerable communities – where STOP Girl Trafficking girls live, where Tibetan refugees are isolated in settlements, and where people struggle in the remotest parts of the Khumbu and Mustang, it has already arrived. If you have been to the Himalaya, you know how most people there still live – on small plots of land, growing much of what they eat, whole families in one or two rooms.

These are resilient communities, but they are afraid. Danger from predators shoots up for girls in times of turmoil, as their families lose work and desperation takes hold. Tibetans, stateless, and now without tourism or farming income, are confronting a crisis within a crisis. Sherpas who do the dangerous work on the mountain have lost their livelihood, with no other way to feed their families.

How is AHF responding? Working with our network of trusted partners, we’re delivering protective gear to brave frontline health workers and pushing back on fear and starvation by keeping people safe and getting food to those who already stand in the shadow of hunger.

How can you help?

To make this happen, we need you. This is a hard time for just about everyone, emotionally and financially. If you can help, you can make a huge, lifesaving difference right now for someone – a young girl, an elder refugee, a Sherpa family – trapped in the crisis that is now fast unfolding. They, and we, will be forever grateful to you. Please, make a gift.

Your gift will go twice as far, thanks to a thoughtful match.

  • $50 outfits a frontline health worker with the PPE they need to stay safe.
  • $100 pays for one month of food for a family of five.
  • $500 will feed FIVE families for one month.

Please, make a gift.