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Emergencies news

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

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Emergency news


    Nicaragua earthquakes

    April 15 2014

    Nicaragua is on a state of red alert after three strong earthquakes near Managua. Please keep all those affected in your thoughts and prayers.


  2. Siraj and his family are living in a single room in Lebanon

    Lebanon “past breaking point” as millionth Syrian refugee crosses border

    April 03 2014

    More than one million Syrian refugees have officially registered in Lebanon – although the true figure may be even higher.


  3. Chile - Iquique earthquake

    Earthquake hits Chile

    April 02 2014

    Please keep all those affected by the earthquake in Chile in your prayers.


  4. Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

    UK should accept more vulnerable Syrians, says CAFOD

    March 26 2014

    As the first Syrian refugees arrive in the UK, we are calling for the government to offer a place of safety to more of those who are most in need.


  5. Kenya - Cross worn by Dorcas

    CAFOD condemns Mombasa church shooting

    March 24 2014

    CAFOD joins Catholic Bishops in condemning the shooting of innocent churchgoers in Likoni near the coastal town of Mombasa.


  6. Hundreds of people attended the #WithSyria vigil in Trafalgar Square

    Prayers for peace in global Syria campaign

    March 18 2014

    In the run-up to the third anniversary of the war in Syria, CAFOD supporters held candlelit vigils and prayed for peace as part of a global campaign to end the bloodshed.


  7. Please join us in praying for peace in Syria

    Syria crisis: prayers for peace

    March 10 2014

    In the run-up to the third anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in Syria, please join us in praying for peace.


  8. With temperatures plummeting over winter, millions of Syrians have struggled to stay warm. CAFOD has supported them.

    Syria Crisis appeal: update

    March 04 2014

    Thanks to your generous donations, our Syria Crisis appeal has raised £2.5 million


  9. Adrian Chiles mans the phones at the Disaster Emergency Committee telethon, November 2013, in aid of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan

    Adrian Chiles to speak at star-studded Disaster Emergency Committee Philippines Typhoon concert

    February 25 2014

    CAFOD supporter and TV and radio presenter, Adrian Chiles, will appear at a special one-night-only concert You’ll Never Walk Alone being held to support the hundreds of communities in the Philippines recovering from the Typhoon Haiyan. Adrian will explain how the proceeds from the concert will reach those in need. 


  10. "I came to Caritas Lebanon [CAFOD’s partner] to get help for my children. They are much better now. I thank God for that"

    Syria: aid should not be delayed

    February 12 2014

    As the Geneva peace talks continue, we are calling for no delays and no restrictions in allowing aid to reach people in need.


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