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CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.[1] It is an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. It stands beside people living in poverty - whatever their religion or culture. Through local Catholic Church and secular partners, it helps people directly in their own communities and campaigns for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.

It is funded by the Catholic community in England and Wales, the British government, private and institutional donors, and the general public.

CAFOD is part of Caritas Internationalis, the worldwide federation of Catholic aid orgnisations with a presence in 165 countries and is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and the British Overseas Aid Group.

CAFOD's Director Christine Allen was appointed in March 2019. In 2019/20 CAFOD's income was £45million and it employed approximately 410 staff along with more than 6,000 volunteers carrying out a range of roles such as campaigning, fundraising, media, office support and youth work.

CAFOD's work is based on Gospel values and Catholic Social Teaching.[2] In 2020 it launched a new strategy Our Common Home - based on Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', which calls for a new definition of progress rooted in integral ecology, recognising that everything is connected and hearing both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor, calling on all people to dialogue in society about how best to tackle the global issue...

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International programmes

CAFOD currently has programmes in 32 countries and has offices in Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Goma and Kinshasa), Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nicaragua, Niger, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan and Zimbabwe.


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  2. ^ "CAFOD and Catholicism | CAFOD". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Our celebrity ambassadors | CAFOD". Retrieved .

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