The Tibet Fund Covid-19 Relief Initiatives 

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Tibet Fund has taken measures to supply Tibetans with the appropriate medical care. In 2020 alone,

  • Over 60 paid medical personnel and 260 volunteers were hired, as well as cooks for quarantine centers and other nonmedical staff.

  • 27 elder homes received medical equipment and supplies, food rations, personal protective equipment, and vitamin supplements to improve nutritional intake.

  • More than 2,550 vulnerable Tibetans received food rations and cash allowances for basic needs including the economically destitute, the disabled, vulnerable elders living alone, monks, and nuns living in retreat areas, HIV and Tuberculosis patients, and students from poor households.

  • Over 23,500 elders, frontline workers, quarantined individuals, and immunocompromised community members received immunity-boosting Tibetan medicines.

  • Over 1,000 Covid-19 tests were conducted in India and Nepal for high risk individuals including frontline workers and students returning to their homes.

  • Over 100 students stranded in parts of India during the national lockdown were assisted in arranging transport home.

  • Over 2,000 community members of the Phuntsokling settlement in Odisha were benefited by disinfecting and sanitizing of all areas of the settlement.

  • Supported the Tibetan Nurses Association to establish a helpline that connects callers with Tibetan and Nepali-speaking doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners for Covid-related medicinal, social, and emotional guidance.