CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development and is an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
It aims to tackle poverty globally. Through local Catholic Churches and secular partners, it helps people directly in their own communities, and campaigns for global justice.
Established in 1960, it is funded by the Catholic community in England and Wales, the British Government (via UK aid) private donors and the general public.
CAFOD is part of Caritas Internationalis, the worldwide federation of Catholic aid organisations, with a presence in 165 countries and is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and the British Overseas Aid Group.