Emergencies news

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

Indonesia tsunami - volcano and earthquake hit

22 March 2019

Six months on from the Indonesian Tsunami, how is CAFOD continuing to respond? 

In the village of Inhamizua the secondary school was used as an emergency shelter for local residents. Approximately 300 people had sought shelter in the school, but several of the school buildings were damaged during the Cyclone Idai as it made landfall along the Central Coast of Mozambique, generating winds of over 200kph and torrential rain.n

CAFOD joins DEC appeal for Cyclone Idai

21 March 2019

CAFOD has joined forces with Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to reach hundreds of thousands of people affected by Cyclone Idai, across Southern Africa.

A mother holds a baby in Yemen suffering from malnutrition, the UN warns that Yemen faces worst famine for 100 years.

Yemen Crisis Q&A

26 February 2019

Four years of conflict have pushed Yemen, already one of the world’s poorest countries, to the brink of catastrophe.

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