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

Syria Crisis explained

14 January 2019

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.

More than 1 million people are estimated to have been displaced by violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Humanitarian crisis and Ebola in DR Congo

10 January 2019

As a result of violent clashes in the central Kasai region and other areas, thirteen million people now urgently require humanitarian assistance; almost 800,000 children are severely malnourished. The resurgence of Ebola in Bikoro in the north-western part of the country, is the tip of the iceberg that is the humanitarian catastrophe in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Caritas Aid workers delivering aid after the Indonesia Tsunami

Indonesia tsunamis - volcano and earthquake hit

23 December 2018

Indonesia has been hit by a second tsunami in four months, with hundreds killed or injured

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