Farming pioneers: making every drop count
When water is scarce, you have to make every drop count. That's why many communities in Africa are turning to conservation farming.
Bolivia: taxes help mums and babies
Increased tax revenues from the Bolivian oil and gas industries have been used to help mums attend pre- and post-natal classes, with excellent results.
Taxes can save lives
A welcome water supply for Malawi farmers
Malawi farmers rely on rainfall to grow crops to feed their families. With increasingly erratic rain, we have worked with local families to build an irrigation system, providing a more secure supply of water.
Access to water
A new voice for women in Ethiopia
Adi Duba is a widow and a mother of five. Living as a single widow is tough in Ethiopia, but after receiving livestock from our partner, she has gained respect in her community and can speak up for herself and for women's rights.
Eyewitness: Bolivia floods
Christian Aid’s Cecilia Cordova gives an eyewitness account of flood-affected communities in the region of Beni where our local partner CIPCA has been working since 1997.
Sustainable solutions for Malawi rice farmers
Through savings and loans schemes, farmers like Nellie are being given the opportunity to make a secure income.
DRC: home for Christmas at last
Conflict forced Benita Maombi from her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo but now, 18 years later, she has returned to her village. Our partner, BOAD, is supporting her community to re-establish their livelihoods.
South Sudan: new hope for a new nation
When the civil war came to an end, Nyanut Lual returned to her homeland in South Sudan. With the help of our partner, HARD, and her local church, she is now looking towards a brighter future.
Ethiopia: from relief to resilience
Life is a struggle for mother of two, Aster Bariso, 20. After a disastrous harvest in 2011, emergency food packages provided by our partner were vital to keep the most vulnerable members of her family alive.
Fighting disability discrimination in Bolivia
A local group has seen success in its struggle to overcome some of the barriers facing people living with disabilities.
On the road to change
Safer farming practices in Ghana
Organic farming methods are increasingly ending poor farmers' reliance on dangerous chemical pesticides, improving their health and their livelihoods.
Syrian refugee mother: a stranger in Iraq
Young mother Vian, pregnant with her third child, left Syria, hopeless. Smuggled into northern Iraq, she feels like a stranger living in a country that is not her own.
Leaving Syria life behind
Ghana: Where there’s food, there’s hope
How a school feeding programme is providing hope to the children of Gbanyamni Primary School in Ghana, but needs tax justice to feed more hungry children it has yet to reach.
Kenya: happy, healthy and living with HIV
Alice Awino no longer views being HIV-positive as a death sentence. She has access to free antiretroviral drugs and a healthy diet, and is able to provide for her six children.
Can't you see I'm strong?
Brazil: women, work and equality
Partner MST is not only committed to bringing about a revolution in land rights, it is also dedicated to fighting inequality between women and men.
All work is equal
Human rights in Colombia
International support is hugely important in encouraging human rights defenders to keep working for justice for the victims of armed conflict, even putting themselves at risk of attack.
Tackling the problem
Thai-Burma border: refugee camp fire kills 36
Christian Aid is sad to learn of the tragic deaths of 36 Burmese refugees, following a fire at Ban Mae Surin refugee camp, Mae Hong Son Province, north-west Thailand.
Close knit community
IOCC help refugee widower
Widower Boutros fled Syria with his two young children. Now living as refugees in Lebanon, he and his children have received emergency relief from Christian Aid's ACT Alliance sister agency, IOCC.
Aid for single father
Refugees in northern Iraq
Madeleine McGivern, programme office at Christian Aid, reflects on her recent trip to northern Iraq where she met refugee communities who have fled Syria.
Struggling to survive
Hopes and wishes for South Sudan
The people of Murle county, South Sudan, have been devastated by violence and are 'facing starvation'. A Christian Aid partner gives an eyewitness report of the situation.
Iraq: supporting communities 10 years on
Maeve Bateman, Middle East policy change officer at Christian Aid, reflects on her recent visit to northern Iraq and our partners' work to help rebuild communities 10 years on from the US-led invasion of the country.
Iraq: ten years after the invasion
Ten years on from the US-led invasion of Iraq, Middle East programme manager Phoebe Aranki-Stoves details the support Christian Aid's partners have provided to vulnerable communities in the country.
Cambodia's great land grab: going hungry in a green and pleasant land
Imagine if more than half of Britain's countryside, our 'green and pleasant land', had been bought up by private companies to grow food for export, while 40% of our children were chronically malnourished.
Zimbabwe: Election 2013
Christian Aid partner Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), which monitors human rights violations and politically motivated breaches of the peace, is raided by police ahead of general elections.
Appeal for solidarity
Kenyan elections approach
Kenya's 2007 presidential election was followed by a period of violence. As new elections approach on 4 March, Christian Aid partners are monitoring the situation in potential hotspots.
Training provides food for the future
Samuel Gatare, guardian to eight children, reflects on life. Having started with a plot of land too small to provide enough food, with help from Christian Aid partner Barakabaho, he now has a two-hectare farm full of fresh produce.
Enough food for all
Challenging statelessness in Dominican Republic
From 6-9 February 2013, Christian Aid and other organisations held a 'nationality, human rights and statelessness' conference to discuss issues facing Dominicans of Haitian descent.
Ethiopian couple find love through partner group
Matchmaking Muslim cleric Hadji Abdela Hassen introduced Leila and Nasir at a Christian Aid partner support group in Ethiopia. They fell in love and went on to get married.
Discover the pair's story
Ethiopian self-help group means food for all
Mariama Said reflects on her family's life before joining a self-help group set up by Christian Aid partner, the Women Support Association in southern Ethiopia.
Read Mariama's inspiring story
Land ownership victory for Colombian farmers in Las Pavas
Families welcome State Institute of Rural Development rulings that their Las Pavas territory is not property of the Colombian palm companies.
Victory for education campaigners in the Dominican Republic
The 4% campaign, led by Christian Aid partner Centro Bono, pays off as the Dominican government announces increase in spending on education.
The scandal of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Christian Aid recently launched a report called 'The Scandal of Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean' which seeks to identify both the progress that has been made in the region, but also to expose the areas that remain and, in some cases, are becoming even more unequal.
Scandal of inequality
Success in Iraq: empowering communities
How Anwar Ismail Omar, a 44-year-old famer from Iraq, has improved the lives of his whole community with support from Christian Aid partner REACH.
El Salvador floods: a farmer's story
When Tropical Depression 12E hit El Salvador in October 2011, rain fell constantly for more than 10 days causing the most devastating floods in the country's history.
El Salvador floods
Brazil: Olympics, sport and inequality
London handed the Olympic flag to Rio, the host of the 2016 games, at the Olympic closing ceremony on Sunday 12 August. But every day in Brazil, thousands of people are seeing their rights violated as a consequence of the 2016 games.
The real Brazil: the inequality behind the statistics
Just 3% of Brazil's population own two-thirds of all arable land - the most unequal land division in the world. But Christian Aid partner MST has helped more than a million people get land of their own
Education in Guatemala: a scandal of inequality
A huge inequality exists between communities in Guatemala and poverty has risen by 2% in the last five years. But tax reform could provide much-needed funds for education and health.
Education and health
Bolivian partner leads HIV vigil
Every year on 22 May, countries in Latin America hold a vigil to remember the loved ones they have lost to HIV-related illnesses. In Bolivia, our partner IDH will lead the country's response.
Vigil of remembrance
World Water Day 2012: water for crops
Bolivia's glaciers are melting at an alarming rate and farming communities do not have enough water to grow the crops they need.
Water for crops
Jamaica: fighting HIV stigma in church
Homophobia and ignorance about HIV mean that stigma and discrimination continue to hinder prevention and treatment.
Stigma in church
March across Bolivia: putting land rights to the test
Thousands of indigenous people are marching 526km across Bolivia to protest plans to build a road cutting through indigenous land.
Zimbabwe I-stories: 20 months on
Young Zimbabweans move towards peaceful political involvement.
Remembering Palestinian refugees
20 June 2011 marks the United Nations World Refugee Day, and also the launch of a new report by Christian Aid about Palestinian refugees.
New international convention agreed to protect domestic workers
On 16 June 2011, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a new Convention for domestic workers, fulfilling a goal that Christian Aid and our partners have been pressing for.
World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel
Organise, pray and campaign for peace in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.
World week for peace
Zimbabwe National Day of Prayer
'A call to prayer for our nation' - Christian Aid in Zimbabwe supported the church in their National Day of Prayer on Wednesday 25 May 2011.
Day of prayer
Refugees and HIV
Escaping the civil war in Sudan made thousands vulnerable.
Justice for the Las Pavas community
The 123 families in Las Pavas Colombia, who were forced off their land at gunpoint two years ago, have won the legal right to return to the land.
Colombian farmers return home
123 Colombian farmers forced off their ancestral land by riot police two years ago have returned home en masse, having lost patience with the legal process.
Two wings of the same bird: Building relations between Dominicans and Haitians
Dominican Republic and Haiti are both situated on the island of Hispaniola. However, as neighbours their shared history over recent decades has been one of bloodshed and mistrust.
Afghanistan’s women: an education
Women and girls in Afghanistan, famously banned from education or leaving the house alone under the Taliban, are still among the poorest and most marginalised human beings on the planet.
Find out more
Blessed are the Peacemakers – Parents’ Circle Families’ Forum
Parents’ Circle Families’ Forum is a group of Israelis and Palestinians who have all lost loved ones in the conflict.
See our video
Education campaign turns Dominican Republic yellow
A campaign supported by Christian Aid partner the Centro Montalvo calling for increased spending on education was very hard to miss in the Dominican Republic.
House washed away in climate floods
Seven-year-old Juan David climbed up a tree and watched as his house collapse into a river – a river that hadn’t been there just a week before.
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Christian Aid welcomes a BBC apology to Band Aid Trust
Christian Aid welcomes a BBC apology for broadcasting claims that much of the famine relief sent to Ethiopia in 1985 was diverted to rebel forces.
BBC apology in detail
‘Nine Thousand Nights’ on the Thai-Burma border
The Thailand Burma Border Consortium has published ‘Nine Thousand Nights: Refugees from Burma, A People’s Scrapbook’, celebrating the extraordinary resilience and dignity of the Burmese refugees.
British lawyers offer help to court reviewing case against Colombian human rights defender
Updated September 2013 - Court reviewing the case against David Ravelo, founding member of a human rights organisation, who was jailed on charges of aggravated homicide.
Postcards from Gaza
We gave children and young teenagers in Gaza disposable cameras to record scenes from their daily lives.
Colombia: Fighting for their right to the land
September 2010 - Afro-descendant communities in Chocó, Colombia, have been fighting to obtain collective titles for their ancestral lands for 11 years.
Fighting for their land
Palestinians' right to work in Lebanon
August 2010 - Christian Aid partner Najdeh plays a central role in the Right to Work Campaign in Lebanon; where, despite a change in the law, many Palestinians are still unable to work in their chosen professions.
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The Embera indigenous people of Colombia
August 2010 - The Embera indigenous people have been caught in the cross fire of Colombia's 40 year armed conflict. They endure regular battles with the army, paramilitary and guerrillas.
Christian Aid partner's life at risk in Colombia
July 2010 - Colombian human rights defender Ms Judith Maldonado Mojica has been threatened and assaulted during a violent attack by two armed men.
Human rights violations in DRC
August 2010 - On July 31 2010, Congolese activists commemorated the fifth anniversary of the death of Pascal Kabungulu. His family and colleagues are still waiting for justice.
Video: fighting for justice
Everyone has a right to clean water
August 2010 - In July 2010, the UN declared clean drinking water as a fundamental human right. Thousands of Bolivians were involved in grassroot campaigns to bring about this global change.
Using cooperatives to transform communities
July 2010 - Saturday 3 July 2010 marked the UN Day of Cooperatives. Christian Aid takes this opportunity to look at examples of how its partner organisations are using cooperatives to transform people’s lives.
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