Emergencies news

Emergencies news

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

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Emergency news

  1. Refugee children in Jordan

    Syria crisis: three million refugees

    September 01 2014

    Three million people have now fled Syria to escape fighting, and the crisis is getting worse by the day.


  2. A Yazidi refugee awaits for his turn at a distribution event organised by CRS and Caritas Iraq [©Hare Khalid / Metrography for Catholic Relief Service]

    CAFOD calls for urgent action on Iraq

    August 26 2014

    CAFOD has joined leading Muslim charities to launch an urgent call for an end to the suffering in Iraq.


  3. Middle East - Iraq - man carrying relief supplies

    Iraq crisis - your questions answered

    August 19 2014

    Your questions answered about the crisis in Iraq and our response.


  4. Emergency aid supplied by CAFOD's partner Caritas

    World Humanitarian Day

    August 18 2014

    Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate local aid workers, volunteers and Church leaders responding to emergencies all over the world.


  5. Our partners have delivered emergency supplies in Gaza during pauses in the fighting. © Virginie NGUYEN HOANG/hanslucas.com - Secours Catholique/ Caritas France

    Gaza: calling for peace

    August 08 2014

    As fighting resumes in Gaza, we are calling for a permanent ceasefire and long-term measures to end the suffering.


  6. © Virginie NGUYEN HOANG/hanslucas.com - Secours Catholique/ Caritas France.

    Gaza crisis: how you can help

    August 07 2014

    The temporary ceasefire in Gaza is giving our partners space to deliver food, water, emergency supplies and medical care – but aid alone is not enough.


  7. In Guinea, a woman uses a handwashing station provided by our partner.

    Ebola outbreak: your questions answered

    August 05 2014

    Your questions answered about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.


  8. woman pumpnig water in Khamsa Dagiag Camp, Darfur, Sudan. The pump was installed by CAFOD partner norwegian Church Aid (NCA)

    CAFOD partner providing water and security to people in Darfur

    August 04 2014

    CAFOD partner Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) have been working in Darfur for over 10 years. 26 year old Amina* talks about living in Khamsa Dagaig camp. 


  9. Our partner CRS distributes emergency supplies in Gaza. Photo by Shareef Sarhan / Catholic Relief Services

    Gaza crisis appeal

    July 30 2014

    We have committed £50,000 to our partners in Gaza so that they can scale up their response to the spiralling humanitarian crisis.


  10. Gaza-from-breakwater

    Gaza crisis - your questions answered

    July 28 2014

    We answer your questions about the crisis in Gaza and our response.


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