Case study: Vital water supplies in earthquake aftermath

"It was the worst earthquake I have ever experienced. People are in dire need." Father Pius Perumana SJ, Director of Caritas Nepal

Saturday 25 April 2015 was a day like any other in Kathmandu, Nepal. Then at 12:50pm a 7.9 magnitude earthquake – the largest for 80 years – hit Nepal with devastating force. Buildings collapsed, many were killed and tens of thousands of families were made homeless in an instant. With no shelter and disruptions to both food and water supplies, the situation was dire. Disasters like these need urgent emergency response. In the days and weeks after the earthquake, CAFOD's local partners were on the ground helping thousands of homeless families in their time of need. They provided clean, reliable supplies of drinking water, emergency food relief and tents and blankets for vital shelter. This gift will give hope to families whose lives are turned upside down when the next disaster strikes.

Emergency water

When disaster strikes, this amazing gift could make a life-saving difference to a family in urgent need. Your gift can provide essential clean water to a family who have nothing to drink in the days and weeks after a devastating earthquake, hurricane or flood.

Why buy this Emergency water gift?

  • CAFOD can react quickly to emergencies as our partners are already at work on the ground
  • We work with local communities to provide exactly what help is needed
  • We stay for the long term, helping communities to rebuild their lives so that they can be better prepared the next time an emergency hits.

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