Appeals & Response Plans
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
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Having fled violence, tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in camps in Cox's Bazar face great risks from the upcoming monsoon season, due to start in a matter of weeks.
"The refugees are living in precarious conditions. Their shelters are on hillsides which will turn to mud when the heavy rains arrive," said Zoë Corden, CAFOD's Emergency Response Officer, who is in Cox's Bazar supporting the emergency response.
More than half a million people have fled to Bangladesh in little over a month, escaping violence in Rakhine State in neighbouring Myanmar.
CAFOD, the Catholic Church’s overseas aid agency in England and Wales, is responding to the crisis. With its experienced local partner, Caritas Bangladesh, it is providing newly arrived refugees with food, water and shelter, meeting their basic needs for survival.
By Rhea Bhardwaj (Humanitarian Capacity Development Manager) and Timothy Cohen (Emergency Support Officer). November, 2016
The number, scale and severity of humanitarian crises is posing a big challenge to the international humanitarian system’s capacity to respond. The number of crisis-affected people dependant on humanitarian aid is growing as is the funding gap. At the forefront of the response are local organisations who are amongst the first ones to respond, have better knowledge of the context and better acceptance from the crisis affected communities.
CAFOD’s partners are providing clean water and sanitation to 40,000 people at risk of disease after devastating floods in Myanmar.
Heavy monsoon rains and a major cyclone have brought widespread flooding to Myanmar, affecting nearly a million people, according to the country’s government. At least 100 people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes. In many areas, clean water sources - like wells, ponds and springs - have been contaminated, leaving communities at risk of waterborne disease.
As the first elections for 20 years in Burma/Myanmar are taking place on the 7th November 2010, CAFOD asks its supporters to stand in solidarity with all people of Burma/Myanmar at this significant time.
[Caritas] CAFOD has been engaged with local Church and non-Church partner organisations in Burma/Myanmar for over 15 years. Throughout this time our partnerships have been underpinned by our values, most notably hope and dignity for all peoples.
CAFOD partners in Myanmar (Burma) have been gearing up to respond to the latest emergency in the region this weekend.
Cyclone Giri hit the western coast of the country last Friday. When the storm hit on the night of 22nd October, winds reached speeds of 110mph, causing severe damage to at least 400 homes in Kyaukpyu, on the western coast of Rakhine State.
As people slowly start to return home after the cyclone in Burma/Mynamar, Archbishop Charles Bo reflects on the huge challenges ahead for communities
Hundreds of people are returning to villages devastated by Cyclone Nargis in Burma/Myanmar - and experiencing mixed feelings of joy and pain.
Some are joyful because their rootless life living in camps is over.
But they also feel pain as they return to their homes where so many of their friends, family and neighbours died. For many, their homes, their schools and their places of worship lie in ruins.
'We begged for our bread …
Following the devastating Cyclone Nargis that hit many heavily populated areas of Burma on May 3, CAFOD is working closely with the international Caritas network to assess how best to respond
State media reports that more than 22,000 people have died, and around 41,000 are missing after Cyclone Nargis hit the country, causing a huge tidal surge to sweep inland.
Shelter and food
In the aftermath of such a severe cyclone, immediate needs include lack of shelter, lack of food, and damage to water and sanitation systems that could result in the spread of waterborne diseases.
It is …