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When emergencies happen, CAFOD responds. Read our latest updates here.

Syria Crisis explained

14 March 2018

13.1 million people in Syria are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. We answer your questions about the crisis resulting from the Syrian civil war and CAFOD's response.

The fighting in Ghouta is some of the worst in Syria since much of East Aleppo (photographed) was destroyed.

Ceasefire urgently needed in Eastern Ghouta

23 February 2018

Over 400,000 people are trapped in besieged neighbourhoods in Eastern Ghouta. CAFOD expresses its outrage over intensified fighting in Syria and supports calls for a ceasefire so that civilians can be reached. 

Rohingya Crisis: aid reaches refugees in Bangladesh

23 February 2018

More than 680,000 people are estimated to have fled to Bangladesh, escaping violence in Myanmar. CAFOD's partner, Caritas Bangladesh, is responding to the Rohingya crisis. 

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