At Christian Aid we believe that poverty in a world of plenty is a scandal. But we also believe in a story that brings hope.
We believe that every person is made in the image of God, steeped in inherent dignity and worth. And this bigger story is one that unites people in mutual support and respect. A story that resists exploitation; that helps us to build a world where all can flourish.
Although progress has been made on many fronts in tackling poverty, too many people – especially women and girls – are still being left behind. Unjust economic systems, favour the rich and powerful and grow the gap between those who hoard the world’s wealth and those who are struggling to get by. As a result there are still millions of people living in extreme poverty without their basic rights fulfilled.
The rising climate crisis is only making matters worse by hurting the most vulnerable hardest. Climate breakdown is both a cause and effect of gross inequality. Our broken economic system is driving an unquenchable thirst for more, and resulting in violent abuse of our planet and its people. But the solutions we need already exist, and we know that another world is possible.
That’s why we campaign for change.
How you can get involved
We’re building a world free from poverty and based on dignity justice and love. Be part of the global movement for change.