More than 500,000 people are now estimated to have fled to Bangladesh, escaping violence in Rakhine State in neighbouring Myanmar. Many refugees are sleeping in the open air and in desperate need of food and water. Others are in makeshift refugee camps along the side of the road, or wherever they can find space. Our local Church partner, Caritas Bangladesh, is responding to the refugee crisis by providing emergency aid to those in need. In coordination with the Bangladeshi Government and other Caritas aid agencies, Caritas Bangladesh hopes to reach more than 60,000 vulnerable people with food, clean water and shelter. By donating to our Rohingya Crisis Appeal, you can provide food, water and shelter to people in desperate need.
CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. We stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local Church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential. CAFOD works in communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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