Originally posted on CAFOD Salford's Blog:
CAFOD launches appeal after devastating Nepal earthquake
The aid agency CAFOD has committed an immediate £50,000 and launched an emergency appeal after Nepal was hit by a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake.
Matthew Carter, Head of CAFOD’s Humanitarian Department, said: “This is the worst earthquake to hit Nepal for 80 years, and it will take some time before the full extent of the destruction is known. With power supplies down, there’s still virtually no news from remote villages near the epicentre, but the damage is likely to be extreme.
“CAFOD’s local partners have been working through the night to deliver aid to people who have fled their homes, but the situation on the ground remains extremely challenging, with aftershocks continuing. After a disaster on this scale, the immediate needs will include food, shelter, emergency supplies and – crucially – clean water and sanitation to prevent the…
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