CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal

CAFOD has launched an emergency appeal for funds, because the impact of coronavirus in countries with poor health systems will be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water, living with HIV or in cramped refugee camps, are very vulnerable to coronavirus.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 14 July 2020 to 12:00 PM, 11 August 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1160384)

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Amount raised





  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • ReligiousReligious


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers


Multiple locations


Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water, possibly living with HIV or other underlying health conditions will be particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.


We are expanding and adapting our programme work to prevent the spread and reduce the risk of coronavirus. Every step we take now getting food and safe, clean water to families, will prevent deaths and reduce suffering, ensuring the survival of communities.

  • "We thank God that CAFOD has stepped in and provided PPE for us – face masks, gloves, hand sanitiser, liquid soap. They are giving us confidence to go on."

    — Sister Gertrude, Handmaids Catholic Health Clinic, Sierra Leone

  • "We must act now, and act fast, to help the most vulnerable communities on earth protect themselves and their families. Isolated communities, without easy access to clean water. People who have no choice but to go out to work – because if they don’t work, they don’t eat."

    — Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD