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We are CAFOD - the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

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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.

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Israeli-Palestinian Crisis: How you can help

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.


Defending housing rights in São Paulo

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.

Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal

Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal

The crisis in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory is tearing lives apart. Your donation will help aid workers to reach those in need.

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Call for peace in the Holy Land

How to get involved with CAFOD

In whichever way you support our work, you are helping to ensure that no one is beyond reach of the love and care they need.

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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.