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Analyse and explain the work of one Catholic agency working for world development (Q3) The charity I am going to analyse and explain is CAFOD. CAFOD

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Analyse and explain the work of one Catholic agency working for world development (Q3) The charity I am going to analyse and explain is CAFOD. CAFOD was formed in 1961when the National Board of Catholic Women decided to carry out a family fast day, because the people of the Caribbean Island of Dominica had requested help for a mother and baby health care programme. A year after the family fast day the Catholic bishops of England and Wales decided to set up the "Catholic Fund for Overseas Development" or "CAFOD". The main aim of this charity was to bring together the vast number of smaller charities and to educate Roman Catholics in England and Wales about the need for world development and also to raise money for developing countries. Even now CAFOD is still helping all around the world thanks to the support of Catholics in England and Wales. ...read more.


This means sending food, antibiotics, blankets, and shelters. This fund has been helpful for the flood victims in Bangladesh in 1995, the drought-stricken Zimbabwe, and to the war refugees in Bosnia and Rwanda. Also CAFOD raised �4.75 for the Africans who suffered a famine. A more recent example of CAFOD's help is of the Tsunami tidal wave disaster in Asia, CAFOD gave �24 million which went towards rebuilding houses, schools, and health clinics. CAFOD also helps over long periods of time, this is known as long-term aid. This is usually funded through the smaller groups such as Caritas, and the international Catholic organisation. Many groups think of ideas for long-term aid which they ask CAFOD to finance. Since 1985 CAFOD have been monitoring Hola in south eastern Kenya, this place is very dry and poor, 12000 of its inhabitants are subsistence farmers meaning they have no access to state care. ...read more.


Every week CAFOD publishes a news paper which provides statistics, what CAFOD is doing around the world, educational material, and updates on world development. CAFOD's most recent campaign was "MAKE POVERTY HISTORY", this campaign shocked the world into helping the poor, with their shocking statistics such as "Every single day, 30,000 children are dying as a result of extreme poverty" and their mass protests such as the one that took place in Edinburgh where The G8 summit took place. The G8 summit is a meeting where the leading 8 leaders in the world discuss world issues. Also "Live 8" this was a concert to raise awareness of world poverty by bringing world famous singers to sing at a free concert. The innovative ideas of "MAKE POVERTY HISTORY" may be the way forward for CAFOD in helping less developed countries. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ahsan Zia 10B R.E Coursework Mrs McDiarmid ...read more.

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