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Caritas provides aid to Nepal earthquake survivors
Caritas is helping Nepal rebuild after the two devastating earthquakes which hit the country in April and May 2015. Its main long-term focus is to provide earthquake-proof homes and to ensure Nepalese are prepared if another disaster happens.
Working together with Caritas Nepal, Caritas organisations from around the world are investing €36.4 million over three years on rebuilding homes, fixing water supplies, repairing schools, providing work opportunities and raising awareness in communities about the need to protect vulnerable members.
Caritas Updates from Nepal
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.
Communities here in Nepal are resilient and are trying to rebuild their lives and their revive their dreams but they cannot do it without our help.
I'm astonished at the resilience shown by the people I met. The Nepalese expression “Ké Karné?”, which can be translated as “What can we do? That's the way things are!”,
Kumari had depended on her hotel for 14 years. One year after the quake that destroyed it, everything was precarious. Caritas was there to help her with both immediate relief and rebuilding her business.
One year after Nepal earthquake Thiramaya will receive a new earthquake-proof home in which she will have access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.
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