We are CAFOD - the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
What does CAFOD do?
We are an international development charity who reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International.
Through our global Church network, one of the largest in the world, we have the potential to reach everyone. And we campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life.
In his message at the summit in the United Arab Emirates, the Pope called on governments to put the global common good ahead of national interests.
The COP28 climate talks have begun with countries agreeing on the first day of the UN summit how a loss and damage fund will operate.
Add your voice to Pope Francis' call for leaders at the UN climate summit to take the action we need to tackle the climate crisis.
Our local partners are actively responding and providing urgent humanitarian aid to those in need. Your donation today will make a massive difference to those caught up in the conflict.
Calls from thousands of CAFOD supporters for the UK government to push for a ceasefire have been shared with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
As we celebrate World Cities Day, find out how CAFOD's partner Semeando is helping some of the poorest families to access safe and affordable housing in São Paulo, Brazil.
Our campaigners delivered a letter to the World Bank written by Salina, a farmer from Bangladesh who is fighting to keep control of her own seeds.
The new apostolic exhortation Laudate Deum follows eight years after Laudato Si’, in which Pope Francis called for all people to care for our common home.
Donate to support our work
You can help families fleeing conflict, parents fighting climate change and communities overcoming poverty together. Your donation will get to work quickly, around the world, wherever the need is greatest.
Support for schools
Explore CAFOD’s unique resources for schools, youth leaders, chaplains and young people.
There are so many exciting ways to help students and young people learn about global justice, and fundraise to help end poverty.
Prayers, liturgies and reflections
Reach out in solidarity, and pray with and for our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
Find inspiration with prayer and reflection resources on a variety of themes to nourish your faith throughout the year.
Global reach, local presence
The value of partnership, present throughout Catholic Social Teaching, is central to CAFOD’s work. We rely on and respect the expertise and knowledge of local experts. Because they are part of their communities, they are best placed to listen to and work with them.