Caritas reaches 30,000 earthquake survivors in Nepal

Caritas reaches 30,000 earthquake survivors in Nepal

Following last week’s devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake, Caritas Nepal, the aid and development agency of the Nepal Catholic Church, will reach over 175,000 people with much needed shelter, water and hygiene kits in seven of the most affected districts over the next two months. Read more on caritas.org.

Nepal earthquake survivors: own tarpaulin a luxury

Nepal earthquake survivors: own tarpaulin a luxury

Shrouded by morning mist, we reach Marchugaun. It’s so early I don’t expect to meet anyone yet awake. But already at the edge of the village I can hear voices. Read more on caritas.org.

Partner organization of Caritas CR nominated for 2015 National Award

A Moldovan association called HomeCare is a long-term collaborator of Caritas CR. As one of six organizations, it has been nominated for the National Prize for the most active non-government organization providing health care in Moldova.

Shelter supplies reach rural Nepal

Shelter supplies reach rural Nepal

On 25 April, there was a sudden “big windy sound and shaking”. Wood and stone fell over 75 year old Buddhiman Danuwar in his home. He could not escape, but fortunately a search and rescue team from a nearby camp saved his life. Read more on caritas.org.

Nepal grieves for its lost loved ones

Nepal grieves for its lost loved ones

It took one minute to shatter Ramjandra’s life. The minute was 11:56 on Saturday 25 April 2015. It was the minute when the biggest earthquake for 92 years hit Nepal . It was the minute he lost his wife and only child. It’s a minute that for Ramjandra will last forever. Read more on caritas.org.

The devastating earthquake left people with dreadful experiences

Removal of debris in the ruined Kathmandu (photo: Caritas Austria).

The locals have experienced a weekend earthquake on different places and in different situations. However, their experiences have one thing in common - these people will never forget what they had to go through. Among them, Renuka Magdalene Thakuri, 15-year old Qurnain or Santosh Kumar Magar.

Caritas looking to expand aid in Nepal

Caritas looking to expand aid in Nepal

It’s now four days since a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. With the death toll reaching well over 3000, the Prime Minister saying today that the death toll could quickly spike to 10,000, and an estimated 6,700 people injured during the quake, rescue operations are ongoing. Read more on caritas.org.

Heartbreaking scenes in Nepal

Heartbreaking scenes in Nepal

The earthquake struck without any warning. One minute I was filming an interview with a participant in one of Caritas Australia’s programmes in a village outside Kathmandu. The next, we were running to an open field as the ground shook violently and debris from houses went flying overhead. Read more on caritas.org.