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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 Gifts of education and skills training

World Gifts from our Education and Skills Training Fund will give people of all ages the chance to learn, fulfill their potential and work towards a brighter, more secure future. Sport, especially football, is a fantastic way to bring children together. In Peixinhos, Brazil, domestic and gang violence are common and often caused by drugs, unemployment and lack of access to quality education. One of CAFOD's partners in Brazil is using football to break this cycle of violence, drugs and unemployment which are ever present in the lives of many families in the community.Football workshops allow children and young people to build trust, team work, ambition and a good work ethic through physical exercise. Many are from rival gangs so...

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World Gifts change lives

World Gifts are handpicked to make a real and lasting difference to families in developing communities and each charity gift bought means we can help more people in need.In Sindhupalchowk District, Nepal, the 2015 earthquake meant that 89 per cent of school classrooms being destroyed or made unsafe. As well as dealing with the devastation of their homes and the loss of family members, children like Nirjala risked losing the opportunity to go to school. But thanks to your support, CAFOD are helping to rebuild 34 schools. See our range of Education World Gifts Despite still living in a tiny, temporary hut, Nirjala feels positive about her future now that her school has been rebuilt and hopes to train as...

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New world gift: Protecting clean water

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. As students in England and Wales settle into a new school year, World Gifts are helping students in Peru to play a key role in preserving their environment with innovative Water testing kits.Rural villages like Unocolla in the Peruvian highlands rely on lakes for drinking water and irrigation. However these lakes are incredibly vulnerable to pollution. To maintain the quality of the water in local Lake Chacas, students have set up a Environmental Monitoring Committee at their school as well as a science club. With CAFOD's support, the students...

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