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Responding to Emergencies

As conflicts rage around the world, and both natural and manmade disasters have become more frequent, more people than ever before are fleeing their homes in search of food, safety and hope.

When disasters strike, we respond immediately as part the Caritas family, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and healing the wounded - and stay for the long term, rebuilding lives and communities.

With your help, we’re supporting thousands more people whose lives have been torn apart by violence in South Sudan and Gaza, and those recovering from disasters like the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. 

Our Emergency Response Fund means we can get essential aid like food, clean water, shelter and medicine to people very quickly and support families in their darkest hours, even when their plight is hidden from view.