News & Events
Apr 27, 2015
Nepal Earthquake: Emergency Assistance
The world has heard, with deep concern, the news of the terrible earthquake, 7.8 on the Richter scale, that hit Nepal during the night of Friday, April 24. The epicenter of the quake was only 80 km from the capital, Kathmandu. It appears that the destruction was widespread. It is being reported that over 4,000 people have died and even more have been injured. The number of victims is expected to increase significantly in the following days. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world; its infrastructure simply cannot withstand an earthquake of this magnitude.
Since Saturday, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) has been in constant communication with the General Secretariat of Caritas Internationalis. Information received from Caritas Nepal, Caritas India and the Catholic Relief Services office in India, indicates that the country is experiencing a major crisis. CCODP has informed the CCCB that it has launched an appeal for donations to help in this humanitarian emergency. CCODP has posted a banner on the home page of its website and has activated a donation option for the earthquake in Nepal that can be found at the following link:
Click here to donate to Nepal Emergency Assistance via Development & Peace. Note: clicking this link will take you away from the Diocese of Victoria website.
Your prayers and support for those in need in Nepal during this difficult time is appreciated. Thank you.
Most Reverend Gary Gordon