Nepal earthquake: six months on

Six months since Nepal was devastated by an earthquake, your donations to CAFOD are helping tens of thousands of people who lost their homes to stay warm this winter.

 

Thanks to your donations, our Church partners have been on the front line of the response. Caritas Nepal and other agencies in the Caritas family have provided emergency aid – including shelter supplies, blankets, mattresses and cooking kits – to more than 350,000 people across 15 earthquake-affected districts.

Six months on, however, around 400,000 people are living in makeshift shelters or temporary camps in areas above 1,500 metres, where temperatures are likely to fall below freezing this winter.

Now that the monsoon season is over, we have a very short window of opportunity to help these families prepare for the colder weather. That means making sure that they have warm clothes, blankets, solar lamps, fuel, and the materials and techniques they need to make their shelters warm enough for winter.”

Your questions answered about the Nepal earthquake and our response

There will be difficult months ahead this winter, but the compassion of Catholics in England and Wales is making a huge difference.

Thank you for your continued support.

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