CAFOD's work in Africa

CAFOD has worked in sub-Saharan Africa since the 1970s. Today our work continues to span diverse cultures and environments across the continent with programmes in West Africa and the Great Lakes Region, Horn and East Africa, and Southern Africa.

People digging a bore hole in Kenya. CAFOD is helping people affected by climate change.

Some of the most vulnerable people live in countries hugely affected by climate change.

We work with both Church and secular organisations at local, national and regional level to bring about positive and long-lasting change to the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable. 

We work alongside our partners to:

  • Tackle poverty in rural and urban areas by helping women and men to earn a living and provide for their families.
  • Improve the quality of life for people infected and affected by HIV or AIDS.
  • Create more peaceful and just societies.
  • Support communities and Church leaders to have more say in political and economic life.
  • Respond to emergencies such as droughts, floods and armed conflict.
  • Help communities to recover and move into long-term development, as well as supporting them to be better prepared for the hazards they face.

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