Drought causes food shortages for the poorest in Central America
A severe drought has decimated crops. We've been able to help one community in Guatemala prepare for times like these by setting up kitchen gardens and storing grain reserves.
World Humanitarian Day
Today, we celebrate and express solidarity with humanitarian heroes around the world.
World Humanitarian Day
World Cooperative Day
Rice, cocoa and hibiscus farmers share the benefits of being part of a cooperative.
World Cup: football brings people together
As the World Cup is the hot topic on many of our lips this month, we’ve been reflecting on the important role football plays in the lives of communities we work with across the globe.
Football unites people
Women's football in Colombia
Colombia is one of the 32 nations to be playing in this year’s World Cup. But it’s not the men’s team that impressed Communications Intern, Ben Harris, when he visited Colombia last October.
Showdown in the jungle
Father’s Day: keeping dads in the picture
If you aim to improve the health and wellbeing of mothers and children, you must include fathers too. Find out about a project in central Kenya supporting new mums and dads in the difficult task of parenting.
Teaching new dads
Dominican Republic: A step in the right direction
There's a cautious welcome for a new law blocking an earlier ruling that threatened to deprive tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship.
Previous ruling blocked
India: communities making their voices heard
Dalit and tribal communities are often ignored by those in power, but some are now speaking out and demanding the resources that will make their lives better.
Three top gardening tips from Bolivia
Gardener Catalina shares the secrets that have helped her community's nursery go from strength to strength.
Tended with love
Scotland and Bolivia lead the way in Bible study project
Pilot project 'Just Scripture' unites groups in Scotland and Bolivia to study Bible texts and discuss issues of poverty and injustice.
Improving the lives of dairy farmers in Bangladesh
Dairy farming is the sole income for many poor people in Bangladesh, yet flooding and a lack of animal care can be detrimental to their produce. We're working with communities to battle these obstacles.
Earning more for milk
Keeping Malawi mothers and babies safe
This Mothering Sunday, women in Malawi are in unnecessary danger as they become mothers. We're training health workers to keep Malawi mothers and babies healthy and giving them bicycles to reach more pregnant women at home.
Keeping mums healthy
Remembering escaped victims of slavery in Brazil
To mark International Day of Remembrance of Slavery, we speak to Domingos Printes, a descendant of escaped slaves who lives in the Amazon rainforest, about his heritage.
From the Amazon
Protecting the world’s lungs in the Amazon
Forest-dwelling people play a crucial role in the battle against climate change and preventing the destruction of the Earth’s lungs in the Amazon.
Brazil’s descendants of slaves defend their land
The quilombola people of Brazil have won a battle against a major mining company working on their land.
Bees sweeten lives in Malawi
Communities in southern Malawi reap the benefits of keeping beehives - and it's good for the environment, too.
Las Pavas community receives Colombia’s National Peace Prize
Last month, the rural community of Las Pavas in northern Colombia, was awarded this year’s National Peace Prize for their peaceful struggle for land that was claimed by a palm oil company.
Supporting mountain communities against threat of climate change
On International Mountain Day, we celebrate mountain communities in the Andes whose livelihoods depend on farming alpacas. We are supporting them with training so they can improve the quality of their product.
Human rights defender deserves a fair trial
We call for justice for David Ravelo Crespo, a human rights defender and member of CREDHOS in Colombia, who has been sentenced to 18 years in prison without a fair trial.
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Sexual violence against women: A weapon of war in Colombia
A new report aims to raise awareness of the sexual violence suffered by women as a result of the country's armed conflict.
Crimes go under-reported and unpunished
Enough is enough for women leaders in Bolivia
Participants in a national workshop addressing issues of violence and harassment against female leaders announce three proposals to tackle the problem.
Changes to the law
Indigenous land rights
Brazilian indigenous communities' ancestral lands are under threat from big business and the spread of the cities. Christian Aid, Size of Wales and partner CPI aim to help them to secure land rights.
Protecting the rainforest
India: educating the next generation
We are supporting our partner to open 13 schools in eastern India to empower tribal children through education.
National Chocolate Week: cocoa in Bolivia
To mark National Chocolate Week, we pay tribute to the indigenous people from the Beni region of Bolivia, who work hard to produce one of life’s sweetest treats.
We have a dream...
On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's 'I have a dream' speech, we look at successful Christian Aid projects that have achieved some of his aims and look ahead to our dream - an end to poverty - becoming a reality.
An end to poverty
Angola: new homes for evicted families
Hundreds of families in Angola’s capital, Luanda, were evicted from their homes in 2004. After seven years of campaigning, our partner, SOS Habitat, has helped more than 250 families to move into new houses.
The struggle continues
Preparing for Atlantic hurricane season
We are working with communities to prepare for storms which can potentially threaten lives and cause serious material damage during the Atlantic hurricane season.
Equipping vulnerable communities
Bike ambulances save lives in Malawi
Communities have a great reason to love bikes in rural Malawi; pedal power gets sick people to hospital in time and saves lives.
Transporting the sick
We mark Father's Day with a look at how three fathers in Haiti, Colombia and Malawi are providing for their families.
Colombia: International Day for Biological Diversity
Mining in the Páramo Santurbán puts biodiversity at risk.
Water source under threat
Brazil: small farmers don’t have to be poor farmers
The Landless People’s Movement (MST) helps poor people to win land, establish profitable farms and form competitive cooperatives.
Brazil: case overturned!
With the help of partner Gaspar Garcia, street vendors in São Paolo were able to mount a legal challenge against the former mayor's decision to revoke their licences.
Bringing farmers together in Egypt
In Egypt, with the help of Christian Aid partner The Coptic Evangelical Organisation for Social Services (CEOSS) the lives of small scale farmers, such as Sabah, have improved.
Power in a union
Cleaner, greener energy in Kenya
Tough Stuff's affordable solar energy packs are making a difference to poor communities in Kenya, who have previously been reliant on kerosene lamps.
Teamwork brings bountiful harvests in Burundi
Christian Aid partner the Anglican Church of Burundi helped a community suffering from a lack of food by forming a farming association which trains people to use a variety of crops to harvest in unpredictable weather conditions.
Farming in Burundi
Improving the environment in Rashah
Christian Aid partner Bless helped a community in Rashah, Greater Cairo to tackle health and environmental concerns, creating a public park on land previously used to dump rubbish.
Rooting for Resilience
Christian Aid partner Ukamba Christian Community Services (UCCS) introduced an inclusive approach which has transformed the lives of those barely subsisting into a thriving, peaceful community.
Crops all year round
Egypt: two years on
Christian Aid partner COC Bless' cash-for-work project has helped to restore a sense of pride and dignity to a community following the Egyptian uprising.
Angolan girls win Diana Award for HIV work
Twelve Angolan girls have won a prestigious International Diana Award for improving HIV awareness among young women in the poor suburbs of the country’s capital city, Luanda.
Angolan girls awarded
EU praises Christian Aid human rights project
The EU highlighted Christian Aid's bi-national scheme, the Jano Sikse Border Network (JSBN), for being one of its most successful human rights projects at an event in Haiti on 10 December 2012.
'Breaking Margins' – Marking Human Rights Day
Photo exhibition to mark Human Rights Day tells story of communities in India subject to caste discrimination.
Archbishop honours Christian Aid HIV ambassador
The Archbishop of Canterbury has recognised the Rev Canon Gideon Byamugisha's work by awarding him the Cross of St Augustine.
AIDS work recognised
Hope and expectation as Colombia peace talks begin
Dialogue is due to begin on 18 October between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas, aimed at bringing their armed conflict to an end.
An organic granny
The story of grandmother Amparo Jimenez, a key figure in a community project to grow organic food in the Dominican Republic.
Colombian partners win human rights awards
Christian Aid is pleased to announce that two of its Colombian partners have won awards at the first National Award for the Defence of Human Rights.
Ice cream: helping some of Afghanistan's poorest people to earn a living
Surplus milk from a cooperative established by a Christian Aid partner in Afghanistan is being sold to an ice cream company – with sweet results for all involved.
Income from ice-cream
India: SKA achieve campaign success
A Christian Aid-backed campaign to end manual scavenging in India has achieved its ultimate aim – an Indian government pledge to end the degrading practice once and for all.
Christian Aid partner Physicians for Human Rights-Israel wins award
We are delighted to announce that PHR-Israel’s work in exposing and leading a campaign on the trafficking, kidnapping, and torture of refugees in the Sinai Desert prior to their entry into Israel has been recognised internationally.
Tajikistan partner wins at award at Rio+20 Earth Summit
A Christian Aid Tajikistan partner wins the Equator Prize for sustainable development at the Rio+20 Earth Summit.
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Haiti partner presented with prestigious award
Colette Lespinasse, founder and director of our Haiti partner GARR, was presented with the Richard C. Holbrooke Award in recognition of her work advocating the rights of displaced Haitians.
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Remembering Fidele Nsengiyumva
Join us as we remember the life of Fidele Nsengiyumva, a good friend and ally in the battle against HIV and stigma.
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Human Rights Defender of the Month
The British government in Colombia has recognised Misael Payares and his tireless work fighting for the rights of the Las Pavas community.
St Valentine's Day
As we contemplate the sheer range on offer this St Valentine's Day, think for a moment of the cocoa producers who have laboured and toiled on their land to deliver that wonderful flavour to your taste buds.
Jamaicans for Justice
We take a look at our partner Jamaicans for Justice and the work they do to support the victims of crime and injustice.
Egypt: one year on
How our partners are supporting people after the political upheaval of 2011.
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Christian Aid partner and human rights activist Sonia Pierre dies
Sonia Pierre, leading human rights activist and long-term Christian Aid partner in the Dominican Republic, has died of a heart attack.
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Observing elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Christian Aid and EurAC send volunteers to observe the elections in the DRC.
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Creating unity in post-conflict Burundi
The Most Reverend Bernard Ntahoturi, the Archbishop of Burundi, discusses some of the most pressing challenges facing his country.
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Colombia: winning their right to land
After 12 long years, Afro-Colombian communities have finally secured the legal right to their land.
Central Asia - marking 20 years of forgotten poverty
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan mark the 20th anniversary of statehood on 31 August and 9 September 2011 respectively, but do they have reason to celebrate?
The meals keeping Ghana's kids in school
The school meals helping to keep children in education.
Treehugging in Cambodia
Land-hungry corporations and powerful people in Cambodia are threatening to take over land and resources that hundreds of thousands of poor rural households depend on for survival.
Challenging modern slavery
Why we must continue to challenge modern slavery and protect workers' rights.
Nigeria election update
Partners report that the election process was more transparent than ever before.
Why I break the silence
A soldier explains why he decided to speak up about his service in the occupied Palestinian territory.
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Partners react to Palestinian unity Accord
Christian Aid partners in Gaza hope that the unity accord signed this week will be a step towards alleviating the dire humanitarian situation there and want to see one authority representing a unified West Bank and Gaza.
Challenging inequality in Lebanon
A Flickr gallery looking at our work to support people living with a disability in Lebanon.
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Nigerian elections: making votes count
As over 140 million people continue to vote in the Nigerian elections this week, how are Christian Aid partners making sure that their votes count?
CFTA: Expressions of hope in Gaza
Gaza children given a chance to express themselves and hope for a better future.
Campaigning for change in the Dominican Republic
Partner campaigns to increase government spending on education in the Dominican Republic.
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World Water Day
A Flickr gallery celebrating our partners' work on water and sanitation for World Water Day.
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Tackling hunger in Cambodia
Droughts, floods, pests, debt and poor health means millions cannot grow or afford enough food in Cambodia. Christian Aid partner DanChurchAid works with rural families to develop sustainable ways of farming.
'Slash and burn' agriculture
Agricultural practice releases millions of tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere every year.
Farming in Honduras
Partner member shot dead in Guatemala
Victor Leiva, a youth coach with our Guatemala partner Caja Lúdica, has been shot dead.
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Afghanistan’s women: protecting their rights
Partners working to protect and uphold women's rights in Afghanistan.
Better Life on the Nile
Overfishing and pollution have devastated Nile fish stocks in the region of El Minya, Egypt, leaving fishermen struggling to make a living. Nor are the Nile fishing communities often a priority of the government.
The grind – quarry workers in Egypt
Wadi el Nil is helping quarry workers claim their rights and protect their incomes.
Brazilian partner awarded medal
João Pedro Stedile, one of the founders of the Landless Movement (MST), has been awarded the 'Merito Legislativo' medal from Brazilian Congress.
Highlighting the plight of India's manual scavengers
Christian Aid partner organisation Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA) aims to eradicate the outlawed and degrading practice of manual scavenging in India by the end of 2010.
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Body Shop decision praised as it cuts ties with Colombian palm oil supplier
As it ceases trading with Colombian palm oil supplier.
Physicians for Human Rights Israel awarded 'Alternative Nobel Prize'
Christian Aid partner Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) is one of four organisations to share this year’s Right Livelihood award – also known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'.
Working towards a reconciled Sudan
As southern Sudan continues to struggle with a surge in violence over the past 18 months, Christian Aid parther, ECS, are playing a key role in working to rebuild southern Sudan.
Guatemala: coffee, malnutrition and tax
Guatemala ranks fifth highest country in the world for both the percentage of malnourished children it has, and the amount of coffee it sells.
A first for Children First in Jamaica
Children First, a Christian Aid partner in Jamaica, has won a Michael Manley award for its outstanding work with children and young people.
Silk: a solution to poverty?
In Afghanistan, where work opportunities for women are often limited, Rehabilitation Association and Agricultural Development for Afghanistan is helping them earn an income by cultivating silkworms in their own homes.
Living with HIV in Haiti
People living with HIV are particularly vulnerable when disasters strike. Our partner POZ helps people get the food and medication they need to survive.
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Partner receives MBE for work with refugees on the Thai-Burma border
This July, Sally Thompson, deputy director of the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC), visited London to receive an MBE from the Queen.
MACEC fighting for justice
Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns works in the Philippines with those communities devastated by harmful mining activities, fighting for social, political and environmental justice.
Football brings hope in South Africa
Sixteen-year-old Sibusiso Dlomo’s South Africa feels a world away from the stadiums and hotels hosting teams from around the world.
Tackling HIV in South Africa
This month, all eyes are on South Africa as it hosts the 19th World Cup. But for hundreds of young South Africans, it will not be the first important football tournament their country has hosted this year.
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Habakkuk Trust: Making the impossible possible in Zimbabwe
The Habakkuk Trust helps the most vulnerable Zimbabweans have a voice in the way they are governed and to improve their own situations in the meantime, however they can.
Conserving water in Peru
To mark World Water Day on 22 March, we visit our Peruvian partner the Centre for Agricultural Development, which is helping communities make the most of the little water they have.
Helping Amazon people keep their homes
The Quilombola people in the northern Amazon exemplify how saving the forest is about protecting people's rights as well as preventing climate change.
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Building a future for Sudan's children
In a crucial year for southern Sudan, our partner the Mundri Relief and Development Association is helping build a more peaceful future.
Hope for Christmas with the YMCA
The YMCA works with young people in the Israeli Occupied Palestinian Territories to help them recover from trauma and effects of the conflict.
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Tackling discrimination in India
This month’s partner focus, to tie in with the international campaign '16 days of activism against gender violence', looks at the work of Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA) in India.
Thailand Burma Border Consortium
This November, we look at the work of the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) and how it helps Burmese refugees who have fled across the Thai border.
Christian Aid's partner The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) is helping people to adapt lives and livelihoods to the effects of climate change.
Kav LaOved: IOPT
Christian Aid partner Kav LaOved provides free legal aid and court representation to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged workers in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Sierra Leone: NMJD
Young Sierra Leoneans are getting involved in the post-war reconstruction of their country with the help of our partner, the Network Movement for Justice and Development.
How our partner Nochari has helped a community in Nicaragua to grow a successful business out of a local flower.
South Africa: Thandanani
The Thandanani Children's Foundation provides much needed support for children in Kwa-Zulu Natal province who have lost their parents.
As the annual Atlantic hurricane season approaches, we take a look at the work of our partner CASM in Honduras.
DR Congo: UPKA
Speak of the Democratic Republic of Congo and people tend to think of the chaos of war. But in Maniema province, one Christian Aid partner is proving recovery is possible.
Our Bolivian partner CEDLA played a key role in campaigning for and winning a fair share of its country's gas and oil tax revenue.