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Where we work

Christian Aid Ireland works with people living in poverty in some of the poorest communities around the world.

Christian Aid works with some of the world's most vulnerable communities in 37 countries globally in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Christian Aid Ireland has a special focus on 24 core countries, where we concentrate our efforts to best effect.

These are: 

Africa: Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Sierre Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Zimbabwe.

Asia, Middle East: India, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Myanmar, Pakistan. 

Latin America and the Caribbean: Colombia, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.

When emergencies strike in these countries, we are there before, during and after to save lives and support people in the long term. 

We also work in other countries and regions through the ACT Alliance.

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  • Our work in Africa includes strengthening peace-building in South Sudan and challenging inequality in Sierra Leone. 
  • In Asia, our programmes include those which promote women's rights in Afghanistan, help rebuild lives after the Philippines typhoon, and ensure people can access the services they need in Bangladesh.
  • In Latin America and the Caribbean, we fund peace-building in Colombia, and support marginalised communities to earn a living in El Salvador.
  • Our work in the Middle East and North Africa includes defending people’s rights in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, protecting women at risk of violence in Iraq and providing humanitarian assistance to refugees in Lebanon.

We've worked in Afghanistan for more than three decades on community development, livelihood creation, gender equality and emergency response.

We've been working in Angola since the 1980s, to promote justice in the use of power at all levels, build a lasting peace and sustainable development.

Christian Aid started working in Bangladesh in 1972, and we are currently working with 15 partners across the country.

We've been working in Bolivia for more than 30 years with the most vulnerable and marginalised communities in the Amazon region.

Christian Aid has been working in Brazil since the late 1970s to reduce inequality, strive for justice.

We have been working in the Sahel region of West Africa since the 1970s. The programme began with a humanitarian focus and now includes advocacy work.

We've been working in Burundi since 1995, initially providing humanitarian assistance following the Rwandan genocide, but now focusing on development.

Christian Aid's work in Colombia focuses on the related issues of violence, land and territory, impunity, vulnerable communities and human rights.

We work across the Middle East, with programme work spanning Egypt, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria

We work with our partners in El Salvador to empower marginalised communities to demand tax justice, accountability and protection of human rights.

Christian Aid has worked in Ethiopia for more than 30 years, initially responding to emergencies, but gradually moving to long-term development.

In Ghana we work to significantly improve the lives of poor and marginalised men and women and bring about a fair and just society.

We work with partner organisations to address Guatemala's economic inequality, help communities prepare for natural disasters and reduce conflict.

We have supported partners on the island of Hispaniola since the 1980s. Together we work with the most poor and marginalised people in Haiti.

We've been working in Honduras since 1997 helping communities prepare for disasters, grow small business, and advocate for tax reforms.

Christian Aid has supported local organisations in India for more than five decades.

We have been helping Syrian refugees in Iraq since 2013 and meeting the needs of those internally displaced by ongoing conflict in the country.

Christian Aid has been working with the poorest people in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (IoPt) since the early 1950s.

In Kenya we focus on resilience, right to health services, tax justice and good and accountable governance at both a county and national level.

Working with five long-term local partners throughout the country, Christian Aid’s strategy has been to tackle the root causes of poverty.

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