Skip to main content
Woman and children play with educational toy

What we do

Christian Aid Ireland supports communities to overcome injustice, respond to humanitarian emergencies, campaign for change, and helps people claim the services and rights they are entitled to.

Christian Aid Ireland aims to end poverty and injustice worldwide by focusing on seven key areas – see below. This involves working in partnership with local organisations, as well as with governments and the private sector.

Our work includes helping people to:

  • claim their rights and access services such as healthcare and education
  • overcome violence and build peace in their communities and rebuild their lives after conflict
  • ensure they are not discriminated against for any reason
  • stand up for equality for women, prevent gender-based violence and provide support for survivors
  • become more resilient to disasters such as drought, climate change and hurricanes 
  • advocate in Ireland and overseas against corporate tax dodging and demand that companies pay their fair share
Colombian children with candles

From Violence to Peace

Violence and conflict are causes of poverty, capable of wiping out years of development and destroying thriving societies.
Voice to the People (V2P)

Accountable governance and human rights

Christian Aid Ireland believes that poverty is structural, caused by imbalances in power. Good governance is essential to ensure the rights of the poorest.
Boy in street in Sierra Leone washing his hands at wash station set up to control Ebola.

Humanitarian response

Christian Aid Ireland has been responding to humanitarian emergencies and disasters since 1945, providing urgently needed immediate relief and long-term support.
A rape survivor and her children in DRC.

Women's empowerment and gender equality

Unequal distribution of power is at the heart of poverty. And one of the most pervasive inequalities in the world is that between women and men.
Christian Aid Ireland Tax bus tour

Advocacy

Christian Aid Ireland works to inspire support and action in Ireland for a just, equal and sustainable world.
Adapta Nicaragua project bee keeper

Resilience and climate

We work for a world where poor people are able to keep more of the wealth they generate, and can better protect themselves when disaster strikes.
A community health nurse uses a stethoscope to examine a young woman.

Community health

Our health work includes nutrition, malaria, HIV, and maternal and child health. We aim to secure people's rights to services essential for healthy lives.
Women in masks sorting grain along conveyor belt in factory.

Inclusive markets

We help poor people gain access to new markets, obtain better prices for their products and access expertise, services and finance.