Donate to emergencies
Earthquakes, conflicts, floods and droughts devastate lives. Help us save lives wherever disaster strikes - donate to our Emergency Response Team.
Why should you donate to the Emergency Response Team?
By giving to the Emergency Response Team, you will join a special group of people. Your monthly gift will fund our emergency work and directly contribute to our work on the ground when an emergency hits. You will save lives. You will bring comfort. You will help people who are facing the worst situations.
What makes this team special?
We react quickly
Thanks to funds from Emergency Response Team donors, we get funding out where it is needed, as soon as it is needed.
We are on the ground
Our vast network of local experts know the local situation and what is needed. Being part of a global church family often means we can reach areas and people others simply can't.
We are working on hidden emergencies
We work on emergencies that don't make it into the media. For example, severe floods hit Myanmar in late 2015. We have helped more than 40,000 people, by providing food and safe drinking water, all thanks to Emergency Response Team donations.
We deploy experts
Our central team in London are ready to be dispatched to the front line at short notice. They work alongside the local experts to help deal with issues on security, water and sanitation, logistics and much more. Meet some of our team.
Monthly giving - your questions answered
How is a monthly gift different to a one-off gift?
Regular monthly donations and single gifts are both vital in our work to end poverty. All donations we receive mean we can reach the poorest communities and people who are most in need. They also mean we have essential funds ready for emergencies when they happen.
How much does monthly giving contribute to the total money raised for CAFOD?
Monthly giving is a significant and important part of our funding, with over £6 million donated regularly each year. It makes up nearly a quarter of the donations we receive from the Catholic community, which means it is one of our largest sources of funding.
Why are CAFOD asking for a monthly gift to support/fund their emergency response?
Large-scale emergencies can happen at any time. Natural disasters such as storms, earthquakes, tsunamis and cyclones can devastate huge areas within hours. Monthly gifts allow us to always have money available to help as soon as a disaster strikes. As well as responding quickly, knowing how much money we will receive allows us to plan just how much we can support at the time of crisis. Without this money we simply wouldn’t be able to help to the extent we do.
As well as larger emergencies, we are responding throughout the year to emergency situations which never make the headlines. Be it smaller scale flooding, drought or political unrest endangering the lives of civilians or – people struggle to survive these situations in countries all over the world. With your monthly gifts we can ensure we have enough money to reach those whose voices aren’t always heard.
Why should you regularly support emergencies?
Emergency situations see people facing the most extreme challenges. They can lose their homes, their livelihoods, their source of food, clean water, access to health care, their loved ones. By setting up a Direct Debit to become part of our ‘Emergency Response Team’ to support our work monthly you are reaching those facing their most desperate time of need.
What if I need to change or cancel my monthly gift?
We understand that people’s situations can change. If you need to change your bank details, change the amount you are giving, or pause or cancel your Direct Debit, please call our Supporter Care team on 0303 303 3030. They’re available Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org (never send your card details via email).