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Caritas updates from around the world

  • Nepal earthquake one year on: water the big challenge

Nepal earthquake one year on: water the big challenge

  • 28 April 2016
The issue of water in Nepal one year after the earthquake is of real concern for many of the communities Caritas has been speaking to. In the first community we went to in Thokarpa neither the school nor the health centre had water.
  • “We need the whole world” in Ecuador

“We need the whole world” in Ecuador

  • 27 April 2016
“Part of the idiosyncrasy of human nature is that when pain comes people unite,” says Fr. Euclides. “But they quickly forget about that pain and they forget about the affected. Right now we have a lot of donations, enough to feed our people. What worries me is what happens two weeks from now? How will our provisions be then?”

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