Project information

CAFOD Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Our partners have been working day and night to deliver aid to people who have fled their homes. We are providing food, shelter, supplies, clean water and sanitation.

We are on the ground getting aid to people now, and will help people to rebuild for the long term.

Charity information: CAFOD

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  • Need


    The earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday 25 April has had a catastrophic impact on the lives of millions of people. There is urgent need for food, water, shelter and emergency supplies. Hospitals, schools and homes have been destroyed, and water and sanitation services have been cut off in remote areas. Many have lost their homes, their possessions and their means of making a living.


    CAFOD’s partners are on the ground, working around the clock to provide life-saving aid to injured and homeless families. Please donate today and help provide aid to thousands of people in desperate need.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide shelter for families whose homes have been destroyed or damaged.


    » We are providing tents, shelter kits and supplies so that people can shelter from the elements.

    What success will look like

    People will have space to sleep in our shelters.

    Aim 2

    Provide crucial food, clean water and sanitation.


    » We are getting food and water to families, so that people don't go hungry. We are also working on sanitation, to minimise the spread of disease.

    What success will look like

    We will be handing out food and water, and working to ensure that sanitation is a priority, reducing the spread of diseases.

  • Impact


    We will work to deliver emergency aid to people in need, help ensure they have access to water and materials needed for hygiene and sanitation. We will seek feedback from people who receive assistance.
    We will help the people of Nepal recover from this disaster and rebuild their lives.


    There is significant road and infrastructure damage across the region, but we are coordinating with the Nepalese government, the UN and other networks to find safe routes and reach people cut off, and our local partners are rapidly scaling up their response in the worst hit areas.


    We will be posting updates on our work on our website and on social media - and

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £200,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £200,000 Emergency aid & rebuilding Getting urgent aid out to people in need, and helping rebuild for the long-term.
  • Background


    The major cities, including the capital Kathmandu, have been badly damaged and rural areas near the epicentre have been completely cut off by avalanches. In some areas near Gorkha, it's estimated that up to 80 percent of houses have been destroyed or severely damaged.
    People in isolated areas, and in those cut off by the storm, are likely to face severe food shortages. With the power down in many areas, water supplies have been cut off, so many communities need clean water & sanitation


    People across Nepal who have been left in urgent need of help after the earthquake.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CAFOD is responding with Caritas Nepal and the Church and we have deployed a team to provide specialist support. Our local partners are already on the ground, and were able to respond as soon as the earthquake hit, rescuing people, getting food and water to people staying on the streets, and sheltering those whose homes were destroyed or unsafe, in tents and churches. We are particularly concerned for communities in remote areas and need to be ready to act quickly when access becomes possible.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Father Pius Perumana

    Father Pius is the Director of our partner, Caritas Nepal. As soon as the earthquake hit he was out helping people and organising supplies and support


provides tents to shelter 30 families

“While the streets are rife with activity, the city is paralysed with destroyed buildings, blocked roads, intermittent power & rolling aftershocks.”

Eleanor Trinchera, Caritas Australia Programmes Coordinator for Nepal