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Emergency World Gifts

When disaster strikes, we are there ready to respond and provide the life-saving difference to families and communities. War and conflict in places like Yemen and Syria have left millions of people in desperate need of support. Many families don’t know when their next meal will be, have no home for shelter or access to clean water and their communities are often rife with disease. If you want to make a difference to people in conflict and emergency situations like Yemen and Syria this Christmas, buy CAFOD’s Emergency World Gifts and help provide families and communities the life line they need. Help a refugee child - £46 Help a refugee child by providing emotional and educational support. Many children have had...

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World Gifts – Julie Etchingham

ITV News at Ten presenter and reporter Julie Etchingham, who is a CAFOD ambassador, recently visited Lebanon and saw some of our work in action. She visited a school in Qartaba where CAFOD partners have helped get Syrian refugee children into school and pay for their transport to and from school, their uniforms and stationery. As Julie emphasises in the video below, this really does provide children who have been through so much with “the best start” in life. Julie suggests buying a School starter pack, but there are lots of gifts to choose from, including Help a refugee child which will mean we can change the lives of those who have been forced to leave their homes.   Check...

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Charity emergency gifts

When disaster strikes, World Gifts from our Emergency, Conflict and Rehabilitation Fund can make a life-saving difference to families in urgent need. As well as providing essentials like water, food and shelter in the aftermath of an earthquake, hurricane or flood, CAFOD will also be there for the long term, supporting communities to get back on their feet after the crisis. Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013, was one of the most powerful storms ever to hit land. It tore apart the lives of more than 14 million people, destroying homes, schools and roads, and leaving entire communities with no way of making a living.In the year after the typhoon hit, CAFOD's work included distributing food,...

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New charity gift: How a mosquito net keeps families safe

Each week we'll feature one of our new World Gifts from the 2016 range and show the difference that this gift can make to families living in poverty around the world. A simple, treated mosquito net can be a life saver in countries like South Sudan, where Stella and her family live. The conflict that has followed its secession from Sudan has killed thousands and forced countless families from their homes. South Sudan continues to be torn apart by violence, and CAFOD's partners have been on the ground working with refugee families like Stella's to provide emergency support such as mosquito nets, food and clean water. Living in makeshift camps can mean that newborn babies like Thomas, Stella's son, are...

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