Friday, 1 May 2015

Emergency CAFOD Appeal for Nepal

This weekend we are having an emergency retiring collection after Mass...

CAFOD has launched a £3 million emergency appeal following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. An initial £100,000 has already been committed. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a coalition of leading aid agencies of which CAFOD is part,  has also launched a joint appeal. 

Thousands of people in this already impoverished country have been killed and many thousands more are now in urgent need of food, water, shelter and emergency supplies. The UN estimates that 8 million people (a quarter of the population) are affected.  CAFOD is responding with Caritas Nepal and the Church and we have deployed a team to provide specialist support. We are particularly concerned for communities in remote areas that have not yet been reached and need to be ready to act quickly when access becomes possible.  Support will also be needed for the long term - long after the television cameras have left - to enable communities to rebuild their lives and plan for the future.

If you would like to find out more about CAFOD’s response in Nepal, please visit cafod.org.uk/Nepal