You are making change happen

Each year we receive three times as many requests for funding as we can meet, with your support we are able to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters in greatest need around the world. 

Every gift we receive holds a place in the heart of families across the UK and makes a life-changing difference to those in need overseas. It is our hope that we can share valuable insight and updates to how much your support means to people around the world. 

Live Interview Series

As we adjust to our next normal and explore new ways to host events from our living rooms instead of in person, we invite you to join our live interviews with local experts and listen to previous interviews to learn more about how our working is adapting to meet the growing needs. 


We have been responding to humanitarian crises for over 50 years and it is an integral part of our work. How we respond to each emergency, however, depends on what we can offer to each individual situation. 


Hand washing demonstration

Food and hand-washing supplies are distributed to vulnerable families in Homa Bay, Kenya during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus has impacted the lives of communities in the UK and overseas. This is the first time that we have faced an emergency at home and simultaneously overseas. 

Keep up to date with our response

Cyclone Idai

Caritas emergency teams reach rural areas by boat

CAFOD has joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee to reach hundreds of thousands of people affected by Cyclone Idai, across Southern Africa. Photo credit: Caroline Brennan / Caritas Internationalis

One year ago, Cyclone Idai hit Southern Africa, devastating communities across Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.

Thanks to your support we have been able to distribute food and essential household items to people affected by Cyclone Idai. You enabled families to access food and hygiene kits, empowering them to take their first steps in rebuilding their lives after the crisis. Our response was supported by our vital Emergency Response Fund, alongside joint action with the DEC and implemented by local experts in the Caritas network. 

Read more about your life-saving impact

Zimbabwe and Zambia six months on

Food distribution in Zimbabwe

CAFOD's local Church emergency response experts are already in communities in Zimbabwe and Zambia, identifying families in the greatest need.

There has been widespread hunger across Zimbabwe and Zambia, leaving families without enough food to eat as a result of a crippling drought. The cost of food has risen exponentially, and there are severe shortages across the country. We have been working alongside local experts in communities to identify families in the greatest need.

Read more about your impact at this critical time in Zimbabwe and Zambia

If you would like to learn more about how your gifts have or could be used or how you can get involved and begin to change lives today, please contact our team today.

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