Latin America and the Caribbean

CAFOD’s first overseas project was in the Caribbean island of Dominica in 1962. Today, we work across Latin America and the Caribbean, with programmes in Central America, the Andes and Brazil.

CAFOD's work is underpinned by the Latin American Church’s commitment to the Preferential Option for the Poor and its resolve to speak out for justice and peace for the poorest, most oppressed people. 

We work with partners and organisations at local, national and continental level to:

  • tackle poverty both in urban and rural areas;
  • create more peaceful and just societies;
  • protect the environment;
  • support women, young people and indigenous groups to have more say in political and economic life;
  • respond to emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and armed conflict.

Our London office is named after Archbishop Oscar Romero, one of our earliest partners, who was assassinated by the Salvadoran military in 1980. 

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