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Our programmes

Christian Aid has programmes in 37 countries, working with 475 local, national and international partners.

We also work through wider networks, including the ACT Alliance - a coalition of 146 churches and faith-based organisations working together in more than 100 countries. 

We work on topics as diverse as emergency response, accountability, peace-building, health, land rights, tax justice and helping communities adapt to climate change.

We receive funding from UK aid, Irish Aid, Scottish Government, European Commission, USAID and other key donors and partners, which enables us to make a large-scale, deep and lasting difference to people’s lives. This section highlights just some of our programmes from around the world.

Accelerating Localisation Through Partnerships aims to foster the power of strong partnerships between national and local NGOs and INGOs.

The Adapta Nicaragua project protects the livelihoods of small- and medium-sized cocoa and honey producers, building their resilience to climate change through access to high quality climatic information.

ADCAP is a three-year programme aiming to ensure that older people and those with disabilities can access emergency support in times of disaster.

Building the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate extremes and disasters in high risk locations.

The Breaking the Barriers programme aims to increase rural women’s jobs and income in the sustainable energy sector.

The Comprehensive Assistance, Support and Empowerment of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CASE-OVC) programme is a five year, USAID-funded programme.

Informing and connecting citizens to act together to make the global finance system work better for everybody.

CSF was a funding mechanism for good governance initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative aims to improve opportunities for adolescent girls in Nigeria so they can live productive lives.

The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) works to develop effective humanitarian response, funded by UK aid.

This project aimed at strengthening disaster preparedness in Nigeria by improving Early Warning and Early Response (EW-ER) systems.

An EU humanitarian aid (ECHO) funded project providing emergency assistance to people affected by armed conflict in Borno State, north east Nigeria.

The Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP) tackled extreme poverty and hunger, and strengthened the resilience of communities in Malawi.

The Ellis-Hadwin Legacy is a £2.9 million fund set up to deliver a three-year health programme in Burundi, Sierra Leone and South Sudan.

Enhancing the Interaction between Citizens and the State in Sierra Leone (ENCISS) worked to improve accountability and to strengthen citizens' voice.

FISH works to increase freshwater lake conservation in Malawi and to build the resilience of people who depend on them for their livelihoods.

The Growing Economic Opportunities for Sustainable Development (GEOP) project aims to promote job creation and increase sustainable economies.

The HondACTion programme is acting against corruption and working towards transparency.

The Improved Community resilience through increased water supply programme strengthened community resilience and adaptation to climate change.