Coronavirus Appeal

Coronavirus is a crisis that affects us all. But it continues to affect the most vulnerable communities the most. Our local experts are working round the clock to respond to the developing needs of the communities we work with around the world.

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As we see a second wave of Covid-19 in India, our local experts are delivering PPE to frontline health workers, providing medical kits to help people with mild symptoms, and promoting Covid-safety and vaccine awareness raising information.

Coronavirus response in India

CAFOD is supporting Caritas India's response to the second wave of coronavirus in the country. They are distributing medical kits and setting up temporary treatment centres.

With you by our side, our local experts and community volunteers can ensure help reaches the most vulnerable communities before the virus does. We continue to support those most in need, as they need it.

How is coronavirus affecting vulnerable communities?

Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water, possibly living with HIV or other underlying health conditions will be particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.

The long-term effects of the virus will be devastating. In many countries, a strict lockdown means that many people will suffer a huge loss in income, pushing people further into poverty and putting millions at risk of hunger and malnutrition. 

How is CAFOD responding?

Our mission has always been to work for a world where every woman, man and child can not only survive, but live independently, with dignity and hope.

On 30 April 2020 we launched an emergency appeal for funds, and with your incredible support we have already raised over £4 million. 

We are adapting our long-term development work to ensure that people are able to continue to earn a living, and that children can continue their education in a safe environment.

By working together with our local experts, we are reaching some of the most vulnerable and excluded with food and clean water, reducing suffering and saving lives.

Most recently, we have responded to the needs of people in India as they face the devastating impacts of the second wave of coronavirus. We will continue to extend our help to those most in need.

How can I help?

In order to continue protecting and improving the lives of those in poor communities, your gifts are needed now more than ever.

Help communities rebuild by donating today

Your continued support can:

  • Help parents feed their children and make a living.
  • Bring life-giving water into homes.
  • Give children the chance to go to school and grow up to be doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs and inspirational leaders around the world.

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