This Caritas and SCIAF policy paper on Syria Refugee returns outlines 8 critical pre-conditions which need to be in place prior to any mass movement of refugees returning back to Syria, most fundamental of which is the need for a political settlement which ends the war and includes guarantees of the safety of civilians. The paper goes on to make 6 recommendations to ensure the continued protection of refugees as long as they remain in exile.
This Lake Chad Basin Crisis policy position paper was written by CAFOD, together with partners in the Caritas confederation to influence donors and other humanitarian actors in the run up to the Lake Chad Basin conference, held in Berlin at the beginning of September. The paper addresses 6 key issues: Protection of Civilians, access to land and livelihoods, community cohesion and peacebuilding and education and the localisation of humanitarian aid. It makes a series of recommendations to donors and the humanitarian community to recalibrate their aid to make it more appropriate and responsive to people’s needs and lived experience as they endure a regional conflict which has lasted over 9 years
On 23 and 24 February 2017 the international community convened in Oslo, Norway to discuss how to address the humanitarian crisis in North East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin. This statement from CAFOD and other concerned non-governmental organisations welcomes this initiative and suggests seven steps needed to save more lives and assist people in Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin.
With its focus on faith leaders, this study by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and Tearfund, uses the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia to explore the relationship between humanitarianism and religion and seeks to provide evidence, in real time, of the role of faith leaders in the Ebola response. >> Download Executive Summary in English or French >> Download Joint CAFOD and Islamic Relief Briefing to World Humanitarian Summit, May 2015 >> Download Joint CAFOD, Christian Aid and Tearfund Briefing to UK Parliament, February 2015