More than 500,000 people are now estimated to have fled to Bangladesh, escaping violence in Rakhine State in neighbouring Myanmar. Needs are so great that the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), of which CAFOD is a member, has launched an emergency appeal for the refugees. Here you can watch a impassioned appeal by Wales’ First Minister, Carwyn Jones. Continue reading
Pupils from Holy Family primary school in Cardiff are helping to support the Nepal Earthquake appeal through the DEC Cymru appeal.
CAFOD has launched a £3 million emergency appeal following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. An initial £100,000 has already been committed. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a coalition of leading aid agencies of which CAFOD is part, has also launched a joint appeal.
Typhoon Haiyan – known locally as Yolanda – swept across the Philippines on Friday with winds of up to 235 kph, leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake.