CAFOD works in countries across Asia to combat poverty, respond to emergencies and uphold the rights of the continent's poorest and most vulnerable people to lift themselves out of poverty.
In some parts of Asia poverty has been significantly reduced. But there are still many communities which CAFOD works with that face severe poverty, continued inequality and social injustice. The region is frequently hit by large natural disasters and is exposed to the impacts of climate change, affecting the poorest and most marginalised.
Additionally, some countries and communities have experienced significant and prolonged violence. We work alongside both secular and faith-based partners to:
Tackle poverty by helping people make a living and provide for their families;
Support citizens and marginalized groups to be involved and have a say in the political decisions that affect them;
Help communities to be better prepared and cope with the impacts of climate change and natural disasters such as floods, cyclones and earthquakes;
Protect the environment and ensure its natural resources are managed in an ethical and sustainable way;
Promote peaceful, non-violent societies and support reconciliation;
Provide access to clean and safe water.
News from Asia
The people of Afghanistan are in desperate need of help. The powerful earthquake that struck on 7 October adds to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
It’s been one year since terrible floods hit Pakistan, killing thousands of people and leaving millions more homeless.
Shukla transformed her life with the love shown to her by her community and a project supported by gifts in Wills.
Saturday 19 August marks World Humanitarian Day, an international day which honours humanitarian workers and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
Your generous contributions to the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal have helped thousands of women and men – your sisters and brothers – to access essentials such as food, water and shelter, as well as learn new vital life skills like reading and writing.
In the early hours of Monday 6 February 2023, a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Turkey’s border with northern Syria.
We believe that a future where nobody goes hungry is possible, and with your help we can make this hope a reality.
Your support is making a difference for families and communities who lack access to water for drinking, washing and farming.
Niamh Furey, Programme Officer for Afghanistan, describes how your support for our appeal is helping people in the country.
CAFOD has given £40,000 to support Caritas Philippines in their response, helping provide urgent humanitarian assistance to those affected by Typhoon Rai.