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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.

Did you know?

  • 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.