Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Overview

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Their priority is to equip people with skills and opportunities to live with dignity, support their families and give something back to their communities. CAFOD support local organisations who can act fast, providing food, water and shelter for people who have lost everything.

CAFOD works across the Middle East with people of different ethnicity and faiths to:

  • Provide protective advocacy, monitoring of rights abuses, and access to legal aid to ensure that people can live in dignity and peace, free from violence.
  • Help families to escape from the poverty trap through properly-paid work.
  •  Encourage and enable young people and women to participate fully in society as active citizens, and contribute meaningfully to the building of social cohesion, peace and security for all.
  • Respond to the emergency needs arising from natural disasters and conflicts, and build community resilience and coping strategies.
  • Support advocacy initiatives that bring the concerns of our partners and the people and communities they serve to policy and influence makers in   the UK and Europe.

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