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

Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer you are saving lives and helping some of the world’s poorest people.

Get involved today

Explore our fundraising ideas and toolkits with everything you need to start fundraising for CAFOD, including recipes! 

Pray

Show solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world by using these prayers in your parish or on your own.

Children and young people

Organise a Share the journey walk in your school or youth group to stand in solidarity with refugees and migrants.

Latest News

Caritas India are distributing hygiene kits to communities affected by the flooding and training people in safe and appropriate water and sanitation practices.

Kerala floods explained

The Southwestern state of Kerala, India, is currently experiencing the worst floods in a century. Torrential rainfall has left over 300 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless, with many running out of clean water and food. CAFOD partners are already responding. 

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