May 7, 2015

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    Vigilance, soap and bleach saves lives! Caritas’ outreach campaigns in Liberia

Vigilance, soap and bleach saves lives! Caritas’ outreach campaigns in Liberia

By |7 May 2015|

In early March, Liberia was counting down to being declared Ebola-free. There had been no new cases for a week - the first time this had happened since May 2014 – and the last survivor was discharged from hospital in Monrovia.

Plea from beseiged Aleppo

By |6 May 2015|

Caritas staff in the beseiged Syrian city of Aleppo report on an unfolding humanitarian disaster and make an impassioned plea for outside help.

Caritas reaches 30,000 earthquake survivors in Nepal

By |6 May 2015|

Caritas Nepal has reached 30,000 people with much needed shelter, water and hygiene kits in seven of the most affected districts over the next two months.

Voices from Nepal

By |6 May 2015|

"My wife and two sons, 10 years and 18 months old, were in the apartment on the second floor. I've never had such a terrible experience in my house. I'll never forget it."

Nepal earthquake survivors: own tarpaulin a luxury

By |5 May 2015|

Caritas workers reach Marchugaun near Gorkha where most people are sharing three communal tents after the earthquake in Nepal destroyed homes.

Shelter supplies reach rural Nepal

By |4 May 2015|

80 houses have been destroyed in the hamlet of Panchkhal in Karve in Nepal. Caritas has distributed tarpaulins for 1150 households in the area as shelter still remains the most urgent priority.

Aid gets to devastated village in Nepal

By |3 May 2015|

90 percent of Chautara in Sindhupalchowk in Nepal has been destroyed. Caritas has been there delivering aid.

Nepal grieves for its lost loved ones

By |1 May 2015|

It took one minute to shatter Ramjandra’s life. The minute was 11:56 on Saturday 25 April 2015. It was the minute when the biggest earthquake for 92 years hit Nepal.

Devastation revealed in rural Nepal

By |1 May 2015|

Caritas aid missions are reporting that villages in remote areas of Nepal have been utterly devastated by the earthquake. Villages close to the epicentre are 60 percent destroyed with people in urgent need of shelter.

April 29, 2015

Caritas aids victims of political unrest in Burundi

By |29 April 2015|

Caritas is mobilising to help thousands of people who have fled political violence in Burundi.

Caritas looking to expand aid in Nepal

By |28 April 2015|

Most of the Caritas relief efforts have been based in Kathmandu, because of the great difficulty in accessing areas outside of the city. Over the next few days, Caritas aims to reach these areas outside of the city by mobilising its strong Church network.

Heartbreaking scenes in Nepal

By |27 April 2015|

Lilian Chan, Caritas Australia Online Editor, was working in Kathmandu when the earthquake struck. She shares her experience of being thrown into a major humanitarian emergency.

Urgent need for shelter in quake-hit Nepal

By |27 April 2015|

Vast tent cities have sprung up in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, for people displaced by a major earthquake at the weekend as strong aftershocks continue. Caritas Nepal has been providing tarpaulins to offer protection from the rain and cold temperatures.

Caritas aid reaches Nepal earthquake survivors

By |26 April 2015|

Caritas aid workers are reaching survivors in Nepal after a major earthquake. Many are sleeping out in the open and need food and temporary shelter.

Major earthquake hits Nepal

By |25 April 2015|

Caritas Nepal staff are rushing to respond to a strong earthquake. The quake measured 7.9. The epicentre was between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Extensive damage has been reported, with loss of life and injury. An eye witness account from the director of Caritas Nepal.

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