We are the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development: the official international development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
Through our global church network, one of the largest in the world, we have the potential to reach everyone living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. And we campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life.
Our local experts help some of the most difficult to reach people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Whether it’s a single mother living in a remote area, a teenage boy living in a war zone, or a disabled father and daughter who are discriminated against’ we help anyone regardless of faith, gender and ethnicity.
Through a local priest, a midwife or a water engineer – our global reach is present in the lived experience of local communities. These skilled women and men understand what people need because they are part of the communities they work in. Their commitment, passion and knowledge reach people other organisations can’t.
We are a member of Carita Internationalis Confederation, a worldwide network of Catholic relief and development organisations.