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

Ebola outbreak in DRC explained

3 August 2018

On 1 August 2018, the World Health Organisation declared an outbreak of Ebola in DRC. Here's what you need to know. 

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Yemen Crisis Q&A

14 June 2018

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

Vehicles covered in ash in the wake of the El Fuego volcano eruption in Guatemala.

Guatemala volcano eruption explained

12 June 2018

Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday 3 June.  It is described as the country’s most severe volcanic eruption in 45 years. More than 1.7 million people have been affected and are in need of emergency assistance. 

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