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10th July 2007 Aii- Analyse and Explain the Work of one Catholic Agency Working for World Development CAFOD sands for 'Catholic Agency For Overseas Development'. They are part of the Caritas International and were founded by the Catholic churches of England and Wales in 1962. CAFOD does a number of things to help fight poverty around the world. They go by sayings such as: "Help people to help themselves." or "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime." They help in the aftermath of natural disasters and war and they try to reduce they effects of them in the future. They give medical aid to the poor and help to prevent diseases like HIV and Aids. CAFOD also helps people get their basic needs (food, clean water, basic education, sanitation, health and information). ...read more.


This is called long-term aid. CAFOD has an advantage over other charities because they have connections with other charities (especially the charities in the places of need). It is often the country concerned that comes up with the idea on how they can help themselves, they then ask CAFOD to fund it - they talk to the communities to prioritise their needs and put them into practise. They also help individuals to make their life generally better in different aspects. Ragesh, 24, was a fisherman before the Tsunami. CAFOD helped him to learn how to operate a crane, he now has another job- he earns more money now. CAFOD helps people to recover from traumatic experiences by giving them support and counselling. (e.g.- Marie, 13, was living in Beirut and heard bombs going off every night. CAFOD helped her to recover from these terrifying experiences.). ...read more.


The education section works with volunteers who visit schools, youth groups, parishes and such to spread the word on what CAFOD do. It produces resources for schools and provides training for teachers. CAFOD's staff researches the best places they can put pressure on about poverty and needed development and then set up campaigns to help people in need argue their own cases. They remove the cause of poverty by action and lobbying. Not only do CAFOD's campaigns raise awareness but the people who take part find it fun in the process. In the past CAFOD has campaigned to reduce the risk of landmines, reduce third world debt and improve worker's rights- they succeeded in all of these. CAFOD now has 290 staff in the U.K and 70 abroad. It supports more than 500 projects in over 50 countries. In 2006 CAFOD spent �50 million to help people around the world. All of CAFOD's work is inspired by faith, the hopes of the poor, gospel messages and catholic social teachings. ?? ?? ?? ?? Hannah Smith 9.1 R.E ...read more.

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