For Dignity, For Equality, For Justice
Christian Aid’s groundbreaking work began in 1945, when we were founded by British and Irish churches to help refugees following the Second World War. For more than 70 years, we have provided long-term development support and humanitarian relief for affected communities worldwide, while highlighting suffering, tackling injustice and championing people’s rights.
These aims have always been central to our identity. Our history is marked by being there to support people in the long term. We have always understood that we must provide practical, long-term support to achieve sustainable development and help affected communities to be free from want and fear. Today, we deliver development and humanitarian programmes in over 37 countries, alongside more than 450 local, national and international partners, reaching over 8.4 million people.