Four Christian aid agencies dedicated to supporting the poorest and most disadvantaged, marginalised people throughout the world are: Christian Aid, Tearfund, CAFOD and Trocaire.
Their activities include:
- educational and awareness campaigns in richer countries about the situation in poorer countries through schools and churches, leaflets, etc.
- emergency relief (short-term aid) responding quickly to sudden emergencies and disasters providing food, shelter, etc.
- development projects (long-term aid) bringing about long term changes to communities in need by improving access to drinking water, sanitation, education tools and providing inital investments to 'start-up' local businesses.
- campaigning to promote justice defending the rights of the poor and marginalised, throwing light on injustice and disadvantage.
"Christian Aid works with some of the world's poorest people, of all faiths and none, to tackle the causes and consequences of poverty and injustice and campaign for change.
We work in around 50 countries with more than 650 local organisations, where there is great need.
Our essential purpose is to expose the scandal of poverty, to help in practical ways to route it out from the world, and to challenge and change the systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised."
"Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency working with a global network of local churches to help eradicate poverty. Our ten-year vision is to see 50million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 1000,000 local churches"
Catholic Fund for Overseas Development
Charity established by the Bishops of England and Wales to bring aid to less economically developed countries.
"CAFOD believes that all human beings have a right to dignity and respect, and that the world's resources are a gift to be shared equally by all men and women, whatever their race, nationality or religion [...] CAFOD works for justice with partners in more than 50 countries to provide long-term development programmes and humanitarian relief."
"Trocaire is working for a just world where people's dignity is ensured, the rights of individuals are respected and where basic needs are met [...] to support long-term development projects overseas and to provide relief during emergencies."