Fr Pius Perumana SJ, Director of Caritas Nepal said shelter and basic necessities, like food and clean water, are the first priority. “We started organising ourselves on Saturday afternoon, just hours after the earthquake struck,” he said. “As soon as the road was opened, we managed to reach the office, and then we started collecting our own emergency staff. We collected some tarpaulin sheets and distributed them in the neighbourhood immediately.”
With the current poor weather conditions, including rain over the past few days, the worst affected communities urgently need shelter and tarps. Roads, infrastructure and communication lines in the mountainous valleys of Nepal posed significant challenges in access and coordination long before the earthquake struck.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Aid for the People of Nepal
Caritas is already on the ground in Kathmandu, seems like a good conduit for right-now donations.