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A man holding two children in his arms in Gaza. In the background there are buildings which have been redcued to rubble.

Become an emergency church

Your church can save lives and bring people to safety by holding a collection as soon as disaster strikes

Please sign up and we’ll send you collection envelopes so you can mobilise your church as soon as an emergency hits.

Christian Aid responds to disasters worldwide. We're there before, during and after an emergency to save lives and support people long term.

With the help of hundreds of churches like yours, we can provide swift help to people hit by disaster or conflict.

Will you sign your church up? Your congregation can help us save more lives and support people in the aftermath of an emergency.

You’ll get emergency collection envelopes from us when disaster strikes so your church can lift affected communities up to God.

'As you did it to one of the least of these…you did it to me' (Matthew 25:40)

We work with partner organisations across the globe to tackle the effects of poverty and its root causes. Driven by Jesus’ love for all, we strive for a world where all can live in dignity, equality and freedom.

Please note: this scheme is open to UK churches only and it's advised that only one person signs up from each church. If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact us on 020 7523 2248 or email