Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Please keep the communities of Nepal in your prayers. As news emerges and the scale of the devastation unfolds, humanitarian agencies need your support.
How is Caritas helping?
Caritas Australia, part of the second largest humanitarian network in the world, has worked in Nepal for decades.
Our strong presence, local partnerships and Church network enabled us to mobilise immediately after the quake. With Caritas Nepal, we have been distributing tarpaulins, food and water to devastated families in Kathmandu valley’s worst affected areas.
Caritas has already provided over 38,000 people with temporary shelter kits and distributed food to more than 2,000 families in Kathmandu valley, Gorkha and other hard-hit areas.
With the support of the international Caritas network, Caritas Australia and Caritas Nepal will in the coming months reach over 175,000 people with much needed shelter, water and hygiene kits.
Our response is focusing on the areas with the most deaths, injuries and damage: Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorkha, Kavrepalanchowk, Okhaldhunga, Makawanpur, Rasuwa, Lamjung and Kathmandu Valley.
Caritas Australia is also part of the Humanitarian Partnership Agreement between the Australian Government and six of Australia’s leading international NGOs. Together, we are responding to the immediate needs of people in Nepal who have been devastated by this earthquake. Read more…