Five ways you can join in our coronavirus appeal

Jacqueline Williams raising a coffee to raise funds for CAFOD.

There are many ways to get involved in our coronavirus appeal, and here we’ve listed a few ideas to get you started.

1. Share on social media

We always share our latest updates and news on all our social media channels. Make sure that you are following @cafod on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so you can be the first to hear about the latest developments in our projects and programmes. You can also keep update to date with what is happening locally by following our social media pages:

CAFOD in Salford Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CAFODSalfordBranch

CAFOD in Salford on Twitter – https://twitter.com/CAFODSalford

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How we are working to tackle coronavirus alongside Brazil’s indigenous communities

Luisa, an indigenous woman, guards the entrance to her Amazon community.

CAFOD has been working alongside local experts in Brazil for over 50 years. During the recent coronavirus pandemic, we received a video message from one of our partners, Dario Kopenawa Yanomami from Hutakara Yanomami Association.

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He spoke about coronavirus and how it is spreading in the Yanomami Indigenous Territory. In total, there have been 44 confirmed cases and a further six are suspected to have been infected and are awaiting test results. Unfortunately, there have already been three Yanomami deaths.

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Lost Family Portraits: meeting Souraya’s family

A great blog piece about the plight of Syrian refugees in the Bekka Valley in Lebanon from Nana Anto-Awuakye, CAFOD’s World News Manager. Today an international pledging conference is taking place in London to help find more funds for the millions of Syrian refugees displaced internally and outside of Syria who are desperately in need of extra help. Many thanks Nana.

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Nana Anto-Awuakye is CAFOD’s World News Manager. She recently met families living in the Bekka refugee camp in Lebanon as part of CAFOD’s Lost Family Portaits project.

Nana with young refugee children Nana playing with some of the young children at Bekka refugee camp

Last Christmas, various family members snapped away on their latest mobile phone cameras, and we all dutifully posed for the camera. I asked for the unflattering photos of me to be deleted, my sister refused saying, “It’s Christmas, and we are all together.”

Only a few weeks earlier I was in Lebanon’s Bekka valley, just nine kilometres from the Syrian border. I was working with our partner Caritas Lebanon Migrant Centre, the photographer Dario Mitidieri, and the creative agency M&C Saatchi to photograph family portraits of Syrian refugees inside some of the informal camp settlements in the Bekka.

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Our arrival with the photography crew creates an air…

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