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

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.

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

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

Christian Aid has been working in Malawi for almost 20 years. Our projects have focused mainly on resilience, disaster risk response and health.

We work with local partners in Niger as part of our wider work across the Sahel including running feeding centres and helping improve farming methods.

Christian Aid has been working in Nigeria since 2003 for a just, equitable and peaceful Nigerian society, where poverty has been eradicated.

Our work in Senegal is part of our humanitarian work across the Sahel region, include helping with farming and improving access to education.

Christian Aid is working with our partners in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Europe, providing support to some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees.

Christian Aid has supported partners on the island of Hispaniola since the 1980s.

Christian Aid’s work in the Philippines focuses on resilience and justice to address the persistent poverty and inequality aggravated by disasters.

Our Joint Country Programme (JCP) was established in 2011 to challenge the structural barriers to development and ensure the human rights of Zambians.