Posts Tagged ‘Nepal Earthquake’

Children are suffering – their futures are killed in wars!

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
children are suffering

Children are suffering! Wars in Gaza, Ukraine and other parts of the world are destroying their futures, Pope Francis says. Speaking about the conflict in Palestine and Israel after praying the Angelus in St Peter’s Square this week, Francis asked the world to “think of the children” who suffer as a result of war. For Read more

Small school with big heart raises 12.3k for Nepal

Friday, June 19th, 2015

St Joseph’s Primary School in Fairlie may be small in size, but the school of 45 students has shown they are big of heart by raising $12,352.57 for Caritas’ ongoing emergency relief work in Nepal. Year 6 student Ben Pawsey came up with the idea of an art auction to raise money for Nepal because Read more

The pain goes on in Nepal

Friday, June 5th, 2015

As media events, humanitarian crises come and go. The spotlight is no longer shining brightly on Nepal but the human suffering continues. Rain has already begun to fall and will intensify as the monsoon season begins, bringing landslides and disease to many already desperate communities. “We are shaken but not beaten; we shall rise as Read more

Nepal Earthquake: Shelter a priority for remote villages

Friday, May 8th, 2015

As Caritas’ emergency response in Nepal moves into its second week and reaches ever more remote villages, initial Government estimates are that up to 500,000 houses may have been destroyed across the country – making shelter a top priority before the torrential monsoon rains arrive in a few short weeks. Thousands of much-needed tarpaulins and Read more

Caritas worker just back from Vanuatu now off to Nepal

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

His bags aren’t even unpacked and Miramar man Mark Mitchell is already eyeing the next disaster zone. Mitchell is a humanitarian programme coordinator for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. He has just returned from Vanuatu. He arrived there just three days after Cyclone Pam hit. Now, though dates had not yet been confirmed, he will soon Read more

Caritas quick to get on the ground in Nepal

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is appealing for donations to provide humanitarian relief to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Caritas responded rapidly to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that happened on Saturday. It was centered 10 miles below the surface, less than 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu. Assessments are coming in and Caritas Read more