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.
Join us this Family Fast Day as we pray, share and give what we can to help people like James the fisherman feed their families not just for today, but for good.
Your generous contributions to CAFOD's Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal have reached thousands of vulnerable people, helping them to survive and rebuild their lives.
Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported the CAFOD Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal. Your donations have enabled our local partners to respond quickly and reach thousands of people with emergency assistance and the tools to start rebuilding their lives.
Since the attacks by Hamas on 7 October and the retaliation from Israel, the humanitarian situation facing people in Gaza has become increasingly desperate.
CAFOD is working with a local Caritas sister agency that is responding in the south of Yemen, supporting families facing extreme poverty, disease, malnutrition and the common threat of violence.
The beginning of a new year is a valuable time to start afresh. Here are five simple ways you can use your New Year's resolutions to live out your faith in 2024.
World Day of Peace falls on 1 January and is a day when the Catholic Church encourages us to dedicate prayer and action to promoting universal peace.
The agreement to "transition away from fossil fuels" is the first time governments have committed to move away from fossil fuels in more than thirty years of UN climate meetings.
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.
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.