What does CAFOD do?

CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

We stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.

How to get involved with CAFOD

None of our work is possible without you. Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer we are grateful for your support.

Get involved today

Start 2017 by making new connections. Sign up to our newsletter, follow us on social media and send us your questions about CAFOD.


Bring reflections on global justice and poverty into your worship activities.

Children and young people

Find our education resources for children and young people as you plan lessons and assemblies for the new year.

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What is human dignity?

Dignity is one of the key principles of Catholic social teaching, and is also one of CAFOD’s seven core values which we try to embody in our work and practice.

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