In solidarity with people forced to flee

A refugee on a bus in Greece

Humanitarian crises are increasing and more and more people are forced to flee from their homes.

Every day’s news brings reports of more disasters. More people are being forcibly displaced now than at any time since the aftermath of Second World War.

Yet most global crises are avoidable – if our politicians work together to address the root causes of the crises which affect millions of our sisters and brothers around the world.

Inspired by Pope Francis, we respond with compassion and call on governments to protect the human dignity of people on the move.

Here are some of our past actions and campaigns on migration and refugees:

World Humanitarian Summit

Hundreds of CAFOD supporters called on David Cameron to attend the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, and even though David Cameron has not attended, International Development Secretary Justine Greening attended in his place.

Your actions were vital in showing the UK government that we demand a strong response to humanitarian crises.

Read more analysis on the outcomes of the Summit 

Share the Journey campaign

Our campaign urging world leaders to support refugees and migrants has come to an end after tens of thousands of people responded to Pope Francis’s message on migration and world leaders adopted the UN Global Compacts

More than 40,000 CAFOD supporters walked in solidarity with people on the move such as refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, walking more than four times around the world in the process. 

And we took your message to Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street, calling on the government to play a leading role in the two agreements which became the UN refugee and migration pacts. 

Test your knowledge

When it comes to the refugee crisis, it can be hard to know what’s really going on.

Take our quick quiz to find out how well you can tell the facts from the fiction.

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