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Development and Peace and Caritas Nepal provide assistance to Nepal earthquake victims

Development and Peace, in partnership with Caritas Nepal, provided emergency assistance and shelter to disaster victims of two violent earthquakes in the Nepalese districts of Gorkha and Sindhupalchok.

Construction of Pope Francis Village School for Tacloban Youth

The local elementary school in the community of Diit is a beehive of activity these days. Diit is the community near the city of Tacloban, where Development and Peace and several of its partners are working together to build a resettlement site called the Pope Francis Village that will provide a new beginning for 550 families affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The families themselves have been heavily consulted in the design and planning of the village, and they are now even the ones doing the manual labour! Their first project has been the construction of an extension to the local elementary school to help accommodate the additional students who will be attending the school next year when their families move to Diit.