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

World Humanitarian Day

18 August 2019

On World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate the compassion of the local aid workers, volunteers and Church leaders who are responding to humanitarian emergencies all over the world.

Caritas India are distributing hygiene kits to communities affected by the flooding and training people in safe and appropriate water and sanitation practices.

Kerala floods explained

12 August 2019

Monsoon flooding has killed more than 140 people in Kerala, India, just a year on from the state experiencing its worst floods in a century.

Zimbabwe food crisis. A baby is weighed and measured at a mobile baby clinic

UN warns of food crisis in Zimbabwe

7 August 2019

We are responding to the UN's warning that Zimbabwe is facing a major food crisis that could affect more than five million people.

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