Christian Aid's press office, staff and partners blog about the latest issues affecting people living in poverty around the world.
Follow our regular blog posts on topics such as India's march for justice, Syria's forgotten refugees, and gender-based violence in Brazil.
Famine declared in South Sudan
'It doesn’t get any worse than a famine declaration – when this happens, people are already dying of starvation.'
Colombia’s bittersweet Victims day
The continued killing of human rights defenders poses a major threat to the country’s peace process.
Aluel Ring: Life in South Sudan during the food crisis
Aluel Ring is a mother of four young children who lives in South Sudan, the centre of the current crisis. Aluel tells us of her struggle and how your support helped her and her family.
Young people of Syria: six years on
Rory Dunne, a Transition Year student in Dublin reflects on the generation of young people from Syria whose education has been destroyed by war.
Tackling alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya
Thanks to the TBF and KL Thompson Trust our partner BIDII in Kenya has reached over 700 people with a project to end alcohol and drug abuse.
Offering hope in South Sudan this Lent
For Christians around the world, Lent is a time of reflection, self-examination and thinking of others who are less fortunate.
Uncertainty and poverty as Angola enters an election year
Could a new leader offer some new hope for the more than 20 million poor and marginalised citizens of Angola?
The re-emergence of yellow fever in Brazil
Sarah Roure, Christian Aid's Programme Officer in Brazil, writes about how our partners are taking action as a yellow fever outbreak strikes vulnerable communities.
Tax justice: Campaign success
Education & Campaigns Coordinator David Thomas on the success Christian Aid's 'Sourced' campaign in Northern Ireland.
Building confidence, leadership and new schools in Sierra Leone
In this short video Christian Aid's Programme Advisor talks about how communities in Sierra Leone are lobbying their government to build new schools - and how our supporters have given them the confidence to make this happen.
The forgotten dream of a safe place to call home in Myanmar
Christian Aid's Head of Programme Development Karol Balfe reflects on the often forgotten internally displaced people in Myanmar.
The importance of advocacy for ending poverty
Christian Aid's Education and Campaigns Coordinator reflects on the importance of Christian Aid's advocacy work to help eliminate poverty.
Landlocked Bolivia in drought state-of-emergency
The Bolivian government has been forced to declare a state-of-emergency as three main dams supplying water to La Paz and El Alto are no long fed by runoff Andean glaciers and have nearly run dry.
The real Christmas Story
Canon George Irwin reflects on the true message of Christmas.
Trekking The Inca Trail for Christian Aid
Sarah Baillie writes about her trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, which she completed to raise funds for Christian Aid.
Irish Methodists visit Church Land Programme in South Africa
Laura Kerr writes about her recent visit to our partners Church Land Programme, and in particular their work on land and gender.
Holy Trinity Killiney: Kindling Project
Supporters are the backbone of Christian Aid, this is highlighted through one supporters mission to raise awareness and funds.
Building a culture of peace in El Salvador
Community leaders in El Salvador share their experiences of tackling violence and discuss how to achieve peace at a workshop run by Christian Aid partner FESPAD.
Harvest festivals and the plight of the poor
Canon George Irwin reflects on Harvest and how Christians should respond to those in need, at this time of year.
Our response to the Nepal earthquakes
Watch a video showing how the generous donations from Christian Aid supporters were put to good use in our response to the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015.
Local government persuaded to step up efforts to challenge tax dodging
Christian Aid campaigner Dave Thomas recounts the impact of local campaigning on tax dodging in Northern Ireland.
The government of Colombia and the FARC agree on peace
Thomas Mortensen, Christian Aid Country Manager for Colombia, writes about his optimism following the peace agreement and outlines a number of challenges which remain.
Challenge accepted: Trekking in Peru
Supporter Sarah Baillie is trekking the Inca trail to raise funds for Christian Aid. Read about her training, fundraising and why she chose to take on the challenge.
Shifting power by training women in construction in Kenya
Jane Machira, Gender and Inclusion Advisor for our Africa Division, writes about a pioneering construction project in Kenya that has empowered women and girls, breaking them free from gender stereotypes and cultural norms.
Haiti programme helps inner city youth group to learn and achieve through the arts
Christian Aid supports young people from the violent slums of Haiti in developing their creative talents and keeping them out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
Brazil partners aim to shine light on violence and inequality during Olympic Games
While the world watches the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil's political instability is contributing to an increase in inequality and violence. Sarah Roure describes how our partners are speaking up in solidarity with the marginalized.
Solidarity with activists in Angola
Programme partner Omunga recently participated in a week of support and solidarity with the 15+2 young activists, as part of a Working Group on Human Rights Monitoring in Angola.
Zika education workshops held by Christian Aid partners in Brazil
Christian Aid partner MAB are working with families in Brazil to raise awareness and understanding of the Zika virus.
Rehousing success in Angola
Angola Programme partner SOS Habitat has successfully supported 529 families from the community of Areia Branca to lobby the government for rehousing.
Visiting refugees in Greece
Rev Kathryn Viner is minister of Malone Presbyterian Church in Belfast. She recently visited refugee camps and refugee projects in Greece.
Providing assistance for children released from armed groups in DRC
Following the kind generosity of an in memoriam gift, 30 former child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have participated in a community reintegration programme.
Colombia: A special day to mark the struggle of thousands against sexual violence in conflict
25 May 2016 - After more than 50 years of conflict marked by widespread and systemic sexual violence, Colombia has established a national day to remember the appalling suffering experienced by so many women, whose plight has until now been largely ignored.
The struggle of thousands
Christian Aid responds to exploratory drilling at Woodburn Forest
Christian Aid has responded to a call for evidence launched by the Northern Ireland Department for the Environment on 'permitted development rights for mineral exploration'.
Impeachment of the Brazilian President
Brazil: The impeachment may be of President Dilma Rousseff but the setbacks will be for all the country.
Christian Aid Ireland board member visits Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Hazel Baird, who sits on the Board of Directors for Christian Aid Ireland, reflects on her recent visit: the partners she visited and her challenges from the trip.
Colombia Day of Remembrance and Solidarity with Victims 2016
Christian Aid Country Manager for Colombia, Thomas Mortensen, attends an event of remembrance for victims of conflict in Colombia, and writes about the ongoing peace process.
A safe place for women
Christian Aid Ireland staff member visits Casa Noeli dos Santos safe house in Brazil.
Christian Aid Youth Intern helps tackle poverty and inequality in Brazil
In just a few months the eyes of the world will be on Brazil as it hosts the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Walking 70km for Christian Aid's 70th year
19 November 2015 - Rev David Nesbitt, a long time supporter of Christian Aid, walks 70km to mark Christian Aid's 70th anniversary.
Irish student volunteers in Nepal with Christian Aid
19 August 2015 - Despite an invitation from the Irish Embassy to return home at the time of the Nepal earthquake disaster Irish student Sean Reynolds, who was visiting at the time, stayed back for three months to help with Christian Aid's relief work.
Living with HIV: Ethiopia’s positive women
6 August 2015 - Christian Aid’s Amanda Farrant reports on how a trip to Ethiopia gave her a glimpse into how mothers there are living positively, challenging HIV-related stigma, and helping women in their community to have HIV-free babies.
Lessons from a disaster zone
24 July 2015 - What can the international community learn about resilience from their experiences in Nepal?
The real work
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
24 July 2015 - Helen Dennis discusses the challenges of negotiating the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals which will succeed the MDGs and frame member states’ policies for the next 15 years.
The real work
OECD making it impossible for developing nations to access tax information
25 June 2015 - OECD is making it nearly impossible for developing nations to access information they need to tackle tax dodging, writes Sorley McCaughey.
An alternative look
Earthquake recovery five years on: let's put it in Haitian hands
12 January 2015 - In order to see Haiti thrive, the people of this country must be empowered to participate in decisions over their own development.
Five years after the devastating earthquake, Haiti begins to rise from the ruins
12 January 2015 - Five years ago today I was sitting at my desk in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, having a Skype conversation with my colleague in Jamaica. It was a day like any other.
Haiti five years on
‘See you after the next war’
19 December 2014 - Christian Aid Middle East Communications Officer, Amy Merone, shares her experiences after a trip to Gaza last month.
Stories from Gaza
The Peace Deficit
15 December 2014 - Across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory levels of violence are increasing with innocent civilians still paying the price for political failure.
Paying the price
Another deadly typhoon threatens the Philippines
5 December 2014 - Communities struggling to recover from Typhoon Haiyan last year face yet another life-threatening storm.
The strength and resilience of the Afghan woman
2 December 2014 - Afghan civil society is urging the UK government to ensure that previous commitments made to Afghan women are high on the agenda at the London Conference on Afghanistan this week.
Strength and resilience
Ebola – undoing HIV progress in Sierra Leone
1 December 2014 - Today, thousands of people in Sierra Leone are living with an incurable virus characterised by a sense of fear, stigma, discrimination and misinformation: HIV.
The knock-on effect
Tacloban, Still the Struggle for Survival
12 November 2014 - Hundreds of twinkling candles adorned fishing boats off the shore of Tacloban on Saturday evening (8 November) during a vigil to remember the 6,000 people killed by Typhoon Haiyan a year ago.
A year on
Starvation: deepening the crisis
30 October 2014 - Since the Ebola virus first hit Sierra Leone in May, the deadly disease has slowly but steadily brought our nation to its knees.
We can no longer ignore Ebola’s wider impact – particularly on women
14 October 2014 - Women are not only more likely to be infected; their education, healthcare, food security and livelihoods are also suffering
5 questions for world leaders about the future SDGs
September 2014 - During the third week of September, you’re likely to hear about government ministers gathered for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York making speeches about ending world poverty by 2030.
‘We have to be positive,’ say Gaza’s farmers
19 September 2014 - Gaza is just 139 square miles of land, facing out onto the Mediterranean Sea. With 1.8 million people living there and an Israeli blockade which prevents full use of the waters off the coast of Gaza, opportunities for farming and fishing are limited. But they do exist.
Hope in Gaza
Colombia: Voices of the victims must be heard if peace is to dawn
12 September 2014 -The text message that Yomaira Mendoza received was menacing. “They” had seen her the previous day, it read, by the river with los gringos – meaning us, a group of humanitarian workers and journalists visiting conflict-affected communities in Choco, in north-west Colombia.
'You can't be president if you're not educated'
12 August 2014 - In many developing countries, the appetite for learning is profound. It is the surest route out of poverty. Take some of the students I met in Mali. They had fled their homes, leaving families behind, simply to take their exams.
Education in Mali