CAFOD has launched a £3 million emergency appeal following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. An initial £100,000 has already been committed. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a coalition of leading aid agencies of which CAFOD is part, has also launched a joint appeal.
Thousands of people in this already impoverished country have been killed and many thousands more are now in urgent need of food, water, shelter and emergency supplies. The UN estimates that 8 million people (a quarter of the population) are affected.
We are responding with Caritas Nepal and the Church and we have deployed a team to provide specialist support. We are particularly concerned for communities in remote areas that have not yet been reached and need to be ready to act quickly when access becomes possible.
Support will also be needed for the long term – long after the television cameras have left – to enable communities to rebuild their lives and plan for the future. More information can be found on our website. A prayer for the people of Nepal is available here.
CAFOD South Wales is also part of DEC Cymru -watch our recent appeal video here.
To donate to our appeal please visit this page or call 0500 85 88 85.
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You can double your donation by donating online through the big give website.
When you give online to CAFOD’s relief work in Nepal, the Big Give will match your donation, pound for pound. The Big Give is a portal for charities and donors, and Match Funding is one of the ways they aim to encourage charitable giving. The matched funding comes from philanthropists and major gifts supporting emergency aid in Nepal by matching online donations to charities like CAFOD.
Thank you so much for your support.