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CAFOD - Westminster Bridge Road, London, UK
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N 51° 29.902 W 000° 06.482
30U E 700727 N 5709213
Quick Description: Caritas Internationalis is represented, in England and Wales, by CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development). It is housed in a building on the south side of Westminster Bridge Road in London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/9/2018 11:06:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMZAJ3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member OLapis
Views: 9

Long Description:

The Caritas Internationalis website gives details about CAFOD:

As the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales, CAFOD was born when volunteer members of the National Board of Catholic Women organised the first Family Fast Day on Friday, March 11, 1960 to raise money to help a mother and baby health centre in the Caribbean. Two years later, CAFOD was officially registered and for nearly 50 years the international aid agency continues to carry on the tradition of helping those in need by providing practical help to end poverty and injustice, development and emergency relief, and advocacy work to draw attention to social issues in more than 30 countries in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

Working with hundreds of local partners, CAFOD supports projects and programmes all over the world. CAFOD’s programmes focus on international emergency and development work as well as education, advocacy and campaigning to tackle the global causes of poverty. Capacity-building programmes have ensured vulnerable communities have the resources to survive, minimise and recover from emergencies and environmental threats and increased access to clean water, education, and healthcare.

Domestically, CAFOD’s key focus areas are to raise awareness with the local Catholic Church of England & Wales to end injustice and poverty and advocacy and lobbying work to create a powerful voice for change and justice.

CAFOD’s main office is in London, England, with a number of offices internationally. CAFOD is an agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and represents England & Wales in the global Caritas network.

Wikipedia has an article about CAFOD that advises:

The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), previously known as the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, is the Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. It is an international aid agency working to alleviate poverty and suffering in developing countries. It is funded by the Catholic community in England and Wales, the British Government and the general public by donations.

CAFOD is an agency of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and part of the Caritas International Federation which operates in many countries and territories worldwide. CAFOD is a member of the DEC Disasters Emergency Committee and the British Overseas Aid Group. In 2010/11 it raised £69 million and employed 366 staff.

CAFOD is inspired by biblical teachings such as 'The Good Samaritan', 'The Golden Rule' etc.

CAFOD has offices in Bolivia, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa & Goma), Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan and Zimbabwe. CAFOD also has staff based with partners in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

Organization: CAFOD - England & Wales

Type: Principal office

Website: [Web Link]

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