Catholic Church in Manila seeks donations for Nepal

Paterno Esmaquel II
Catholic Church in Manila seeks donations for Nepal
The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs, however, has not publicly pledged any specific amount to help Nepal after an earthquake that killed more than 6,000

MANILA, Philippines – Caritas Manila, the social services arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, said it is accepting donations for victims of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that killed more than 6,200 people in Nepal.  

“With no permanent shelter, scarce supply of food and water, and limited access to medicines, our Nepali brothers and sisters need our help. Let us share to give care,” Caritas Manila said on Tuesday, April 28.

Caritas Manila said cash donations “will fund Caritas Nepal’s emergency relief operations and their effort to provide food, water, tarpaulins, sanitation, and temporary shelter to the victims of the earthquake.” 

Caritas Manila accepts donations through the following means:

Donors may view all options to donate by clicking this link.

“We are in solidarity with Caritas Nepal in this time of grief and we are working hand-in-hand with them, as one Church, to help bring relief to our Nepali brethren,” Caritas Manila said.

Rappler has also consolidated a list of international organizations accepting aid for the Nepal earthquake victims. Donors may see the list by clicking this link.

In its latest update on Friday, May 1, Nepal’s National Emergency Operations Center said the death toll from the Nepal earthquake has risen to 6,204.

To help the disaster-stricken country, the United Nations has launched a $415-million appeal for survivors of Nepal’s massive earthquake.

The Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs, however, has not publicly pledged any specific amount to help Nepal after the killer earthquake. – Rappler.com

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Paterno Esmaquel II

Paterno R. Esmaquel II, news editor of Rappler, specializes in covering religion and foreign affairs. He obtained his MA Journalism degree from Ateneo and later finished MSc Asian Studies (Religions in Plural Societies) at RSIS, Singapore. For story ideas or feedback, email him at pat.esmaquel@rappler.com.