cafod

  • 4 Jun 2011

    So nature’s services to Britain are worth billions of pounds. In a new report by 500 ecology, economics and social science experts, the free work done by the natural world has been evaluated, commodified and priced up.

  • 21 May 2011

    I have witnessed some extraordinary diatribes on the uselessness of aid this week, so thank you Defence Secretary Liam Fox for being the catalyst to a show of sentiment that makes me again wonder how far we’ve moved on since the Enlightenment.

  • 15 Apr 2011

    On 9 June 2011 this year I am hoping to sit down for a chat with my MP. Over a cuppa and maybe a custard cream, I am going to go right to the heart of the political decision-makers to get myself heard on some issues that affect people in poor countries.

  • 6 Apr 2011

    After more than two years working for an aid agency you would have thought I’d be used to bad news. But, do you know, the emphasis of CAFOD’s work is about the solution – the good stuff that can and will be done to make difficult situations better, to push against injustice, to offer people the tools to get themselves and their families further away from the red lines of poverty and abuse.

  • 25 Mar 2011

    The news is full of Libya. And it’s a frightening situation for everyone on the ground. But meanwhile, in Cote d’Ivoire, civil war has broken out.

  • 11 Mar 2011

    A friend of mine was on that delayed plane out of Tripoli. You remember the one? We saw images of it stuck on the runway at Gatwick, some technical problems making take-off impossible.

  • 8 Mar 2011

    When guerrilla soldiers threatened Amparo in her home in northern Colombia she had to make the most terrifying decision of her life – flee with her children and leave everything behind, or die.

  • 7 Feb 2011

    Major aid agencies are challenging the coalition government over its failure to implement the landmark Bribery Act for the second time.

  • 19 Jan 2011

    Seventeen miles outside the Mozambique capital of Maputo sprawls the Mozal aluminium smelter - a huge industrial complex that cuts into the red earth and scrub woodland of the Boane district.

  • 7 Jan 2011

    Food prices are rocketing but apparently we're going to be able to avoid hungry rioters because "rice is stable".