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17 Jan 2016 description

CAFOD welcomes the UN High Level Panel report on the growing issue of how the international community can meet the financial costs of responding to humanitarian crises.

20 Aug 2011 description

CAFOD supporters have raised over £4.7 million for our East Africa Crisis appeal. Thanks to your generous donations, we have reached more than 250,000 people facing the crisis in East Africa.

Please donate to our East Africa Crisis appeal>>

What your money is providing:


Emergency food aid (including cash or food for work projects) for more than 36,000 people

Clean water for more than 18,000 people, and water-points that will deliver clean water to 120,000 more.

08 Jul 2011 description

What has happened?

16 Nov 2007 description

As violence escalates in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, CAFOD is providing desperately needed assistance to those forced from their homes by the fighting.

During the past two weeks an estimated 173,000 Mogadishu residents have fled the city and arrived in displaced camps.

CAFOD, in partnership with Caritas Somalia, Islamic Relief and Christian Aid, is helping more than 7,500 people at the Hawa Abdi camp, which is 20 kilometres from the capital.

It is the first time that CAFOD has worked in Somalia.

25 Dec 2006 description

Survivors of the Asian tsunami will be marking the second anniversary of the tragedy this coming Christmas, having made huge progress in rebuilding their shattered communities

The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami killed more than 200,000 people in countries as far apart as Indonesia, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Somalia.

CAFOD received =A39 million from its own appeal and nearly =A318 million from the joint British aid agency appeal under the Disasters Emergency Committee banner.

CAFOD has given =A321 million to its local partners to help tsunami survivors build back better as part …

25 Apr 2006 description

Across the continent almost 30 million people are going hungry - many are dying as a result. All can be tackled with the right kind of action.
Some of Africa's problems are caused by nature, some by man. We need your help to solve them all. Here are some examples of our work across the continent that Focus Africa will support.