People are facing severe shortages of clean drinking water, food and medical assistance. The disaster zone has a population of 1.4 million people, with around 70,000 already gathered in crowded evacuation sites.
“When I arrived at the break of day, I saw a destroyed village, screams, death... We are truly in a desperate situation" - Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole of Ascoli Piceno.
Trócaire and CAFOD reached 300,000 people with vital aid such as food, blankets, tarpaulins, cooking utensils, beds, solar lamps and gas stoves.
“Sr Clare spent nearly 15 years of her life in consecration to the Lord. She was a generous sister with a special gift for reaching out to children and young people.”
Parishes raised €63,625 to help the victims of last April and May’s devastating earthquakes which killed over 9,000 people and left countless others homeless.
“The world urgently needs to bring peace to Syria to stop the completely unacceptable suffering of the Syrian people" - Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director, Trócaire.
Trócaire commits an initial €400k to support communities impacted by quake in Pakistan and launches emergency appeal for donations.
Phone networks have been badly damaged which is hampering the communication of information about the scale of the casualties and damage.
IMF's Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust denied to Nepal because earthquake did not cause enough total economic damage to the country.
Newstalk radio documentary looks at the plight of children with special needs abandoned because their families don't have the means to take care of them.
Restavek children are given into domestic service from early childhood and face a lifetime of vulnerability and poverty.
"They had just started to feel safe going back indoors at night when quake hit on Tuesday."
Bishop Paul Simick saw houses “falling like a pack of cards” and people “running in all directions to save their lives”.
Emergency appeal launched: Trócaire requests public's support to help it deliver aid to those in dire need in following massive earthquake.
Irish aid agency GOAL has dispatched an emergency response team to assist in relief efforts as Nepal comes to terms with at least 1,300 deaths.
Priest of the diocese of Killaloe, Archbishop Eugene Nugent, has been serving as apostolic nuncio to Madagascar, the Commorros and Mauritius.
Actor to learn about Goal's work to support those affected by 2010 earthquake.