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We aim to end poverty and injustice worldwide by focusing on four key areas – see below. This involves working in partnership with local organisations, as well as with governments and the private sector.

Our work includes helping people to:

  • claim their rights and access services such as healthcare and education
  • ensure they are not discriminated against for any reason
  • become more resilient to shocks and disasters such as drought, climate change and hurricanes
  • make the most of opportunities, such as being able to sell their produce for a fair price. 


Areas of work

Gender, power and inclusion

Unequal distribution of power - most pervasive between women and men - is at the heart of poverty.


We've been responding to humanitarian emergencies and disasters since 1945, providing urgently needed immediate relief and long-term support.

From violence to peace

Violence is a prime agent of poverty, capable of wiping out years of development and destroying thriving societies.

Climate adaptation and resilience

We work with local partners and crisis-affected communities on the causes and consequences of climate change.

How we work

Introducing our Global Strategy

Together, we can make this a world in which dignity, equality and justice are available to all.

How we operate

We work closely with partners, donors and sister organisations towards our goals of ending poverty and injustice.