Emergencies and conflict

Emergency aid supplied by CAFOD's partner Caritas

Emergency aid supplied by CAFOD's partner Caritas

Our Humanitarian Policy work focuses on specific countries and emergencies, advocating to governments and other international bodies to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches those in need. Our work also aims to achieve change within the Humanitarian System to enable more effective, efficient and locally-led humanitarian response.

Key areas of our Humanitarian Policy work cover:

Featured CAFOD Humanitarian Policy reports

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  • Charter for Change: From commitments to action Charter for Change: From commitments to action (2mb, pdf)
    Report written on behalf of Charter4Change

    The Charter4Change 1 year progress report highlights success and challenges reported from C4C signatories implementing the Charter’s commitments.  

  • Time for HR to Step Up Time for HR to Step Up (2mb, pdf)
    Ben Emmens

    This policy-to-practice paper builds on the ‘Time to move on: National perspectives on transforming surge capacity’ report commissioned by four Charter4Change signatories CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and Tearfund as part of their work with the Start DEPP Transforming Surge Capacity Project, and written by Andy Featherstone. It is intended to provide the humanitarian HR community with practical guidance relating to the implementation of the report’s main recommendations.

  • Time to Move On Time to Move On (8mb, pdf)
    Andy Featherstone

    This study aims to research national NGO experiences of recruitment for surge by international NGOs and attempt to identify good practices as well as document impact, and develop recommendations and an action plan for taking the findings forward within the Transforming Surge Capacity Project (TSCP)1 and more widely in the humanitarian sector

  • Livelihoods and social cohesion must be priority sectors in the Syria crisis response Livelihoods and social cohesion must be priority sectors in the Syria crisis response (305kb, pdf)
    Anne Street, Head of Humanitarian Policy at CAFOD

    This paper calls on donors and the international community to increase the focus of attention on livelihoods and social cohesion, which remain amongst the most underfunded sectors of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (for the Syria crisis response)

  • Seven Steps to Saving Lives and Assisting People in Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin - Statement by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Seven Steps to Saving Lives and Assisting People in Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin - Statement by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) (300kb, pdf)
    CAFOD and others

    On 23 and 24 February 2017 the international community convened in Oslo, Norway to discuss how to address the humanitarian crisis in North East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin. This statement from CAFOD and other concerned non-governmental organisations welcomes this initiative and suggests seven steps needed to save more lives and assist people in Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin.

  • Strengthening capacities: CAFOD’s vision to promote locally-led humanitarian response Strengthening capacities: CAFOD’s vision to promote locally-led humanitarian response (343kb, pdf)
    Rhea Bhardwaj and Timothy Cohen (CAFOD)

    CAFOD’s Humanitarian Capacity Development (HCD) programme exists to reinforce the ability of local actors to respond to crises. These objectives are achieved through accompanying partners on a journey; identifying strengths and weaknesses, providing support to strengthen their response capabilities and ultimately letting go and allowing these actors to deliver programmes in a manner which is sustainable and grounded in the affected community.

    Upon completion of the HCD programme’s first stage, a review and documentation of the programme’s progress was undertaken, which in turn will help to inform how CAFOD approaches humanitarian capacity development in the future. This paper provides an overview of these findings and highlights the successes and challenges encountered during the accompaniment  journey, to date.

  • A safe haven? A safe haven? (2mb, pdf)

    CAFOD has contributed to this report on Britain’s role in protecting refugees.

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