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Change the systems that keep people in poverty

At Christian Aid we believe that poverty in a world of plenty is a scandal. But another world is possible.

We believe every person is made in the image of God, steeped in inherent dignity and worth. And that every single one of us has a role to play in bringing about a fairer, more just 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 drive an unquenchable thirst for more, whilst growing 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 dual crises of climate change and coronavirus are making matters worse, hurting the most vulnerable hardest. But another world is possible. Campaigning has seen people challenge accepted norms and free themselves from oppression time and time again.

We are part of a global movement campaigning for a more just world.

Climate justice 2021

Every action counts

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.
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Climate justice in 2021

This year, every action matters in the struggle for climate justice
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Cancel the Debt

Call on the creditors to put people before profit
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Take action ahead of the G7

Ask the UK government to play a leading role in building a fairer and greener world for all. ​
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Stand with Palestinians and Israelis

Call on the UK Government to pursue a lasting peace in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (Gaza, the West Bank including East Jerusalem).

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Other issues we’ve campaigned on

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Tax Justice

After many years of campaigning for greater transparency in the UK’s tax havens, in 2018 The UK Parliament agreed to publish full and transparent registers of who owns the businesses registered in the British Overseas territories. Vodafone also promised to publish its profits made and tax paid in every country - data which was previously shrouded in secrecy.


Two-thirds of people forced from home are still in their own country. Seeking safety but unwilling or unable to leave, they are often the most vulnerable of all people who have been forcibly displaced, and left out of responses to support refugees. We campaigned for greater recognition of the problem and better support for people who had been uprooted and overlooked. The UK government joined our call for a high level panel at the UN to better respond to the problem.
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Economic Justice

We were instrumental in the Fairtrade movement, setting up the Fairtrade Foundation and getting unfair trade rules on the agenda. We were part of the Drop the Debt campaign which saw millions of pounds of unjust debt from poor countries owed to rich countries written off.

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