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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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Cut it out for Lent Fast Day, 27 February 2015

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This Lent Fast Day will focus on CAFOD’s work helping communities in Myanmar to recover from and prepare for climate-related natural disasters.

CAFOD is enabling our brothers and sisters in Myanmar to build a stronger community in preparation against the changing climate which produces such severe cyclones, floods and droughts.

CAFOD invites you to support people living with the effects of climate change in countries like Myanmar this upcoming Lent Fast Day. Your work will help them make a difference to their lives! Make arrangements with your parish priest to deliver the Lent Fast Day talk at Mass at one of the weekends of 21 and 22 February or alternatively 28 February and 1 March and also to arrange for collections the weekend after.

Download the Lent Fast Day short talk

Lent fundraising will have double the impact this year because we have been awarded UK Aid match funding for our Lent appeal. This means the UK Government will match pound for pound every…

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