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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 22 core developing countries, where we concentrate our efforts to best effect.

These are: 

Africa: Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Nigeria.

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

Latin America and the Caribbean: Colombia, Bolivia, 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 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 has been working in Brazil since the late 1970s to reduce inequality, strive for justice.

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.

Our work in DRC focuses on good governance, resilience, health (especially HIV and malaria), and gender, particularly in remote areas.

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

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

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.

In Mali which is home to more than 12 million people, we work on long-term development programmes including economic justice and governance,

Christian Aid has worked in Myanmar for more than 30 years in partnership with civil society and faith-based organisations.

We work with our partners to help people prepare for the effects of climate change and give them the skills to get the best price for their produce.

Our vision is a Sierra Leone where poor and marginalised women and men have equal access to resources and services and can thrive.

Christian Aid has worked in South Africa since the mid 1970s and has always had strong ties with the church.

Christian Aid has been operating in the Sudan and the current South Sudan since the 1970s. We opened our field office in Juba, South Sudan, in 2008.

Our work in Zimbabwe has people at its heart. Our vision in Zimbabwe is of resilient, thriving and peaceful and empowered communities.

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