Appeals & Response Plans
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
- Uganda: Landslides - Jun 2012
Maps & Infographics
A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89m/£52m just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine. Speaking out on the 3rd anniversary of the country’s independence they warned their aid efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the conflict was under threat due to a lack of funds.
The announcement by the M23 leadership that it is to abandon its rebellion and continue as a political movement will not provide a ‘quick fix’ solution to instability in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) says Christian Aid. Last night the DRC Government and the M23 rebels were expected to sign a peace deal, but the talks in Kampala broke down and have been delayed indefinitely.
When the citizens of South Sudan flooded to the polls in January 2011 for the long-awaited independence referendum the result was decisive, with close to 99% voting to secede from Bashir’s Khartoum government.
Renewed military action against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) risks triggering further devastation for local people in DR of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan unless more is done to protect civilians and prevent retaliations by one of Africa’s most brutal rebel groups, ten local organisations and international agencies said today.
African Green Revolution ignores downside of intensive farming
October 13 2011 - Lessons learned from Asia’s Green Revolution about the damage intensive farming can cause are being ignored in the race to help Africa feed itself, Christian Aid warns in a report published today.
Sustainable farming techniques are being sidelined in favour of a quick-fix solution - modern seed varieties (MVs) that produce better yields if treated with synthetic fertiliser and pesticides.
Commodities boom may be fuelling global hunger, warns Christian Aid
Pension funds and other institutional investors that have poured billions of pounds into commodity index funds could be unwittingly fuelling a rise in global hunger, says a new report from Christian Aid.
Such investments in indices of commodities bundled together have become increasingly popular in recent years following deregulation and the bursting of the dot.com bubble.
Malaria kills one child every 30 seconds. Substantial investments have been made as a result of the United Nations target for universal bed net coverage by December 2010.
The next 12 months will be critical for the future of Sudan. As the country marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended a devastating civil war, southern Sudan has seen a major upsurge in violence. In 2009, some 2,500 people were killed and 350,000 fled their homes. With landmark elections and a referendum on the horizon, the peace deal is fragile and the violence likely to escalate even further unless there is urgent international engagement.
Southern Sudan is one of the least-developed regions in the world.
Flooding across Africa in August and September washed away homes, crops and livestock, leaving hundreds of thousands in urgent need of food and shelter.
Thanks to the generous support of Christian Aid's supporters we raised £153,000/€210,000.
Floods across large swathes of east and west Africa have washed away homes, crops and livestock leaving hundreds of thousands in urgent need of food and shelter.
While the flood waters are receding in every country aside from Uganda, many of those who have been affected need longer term support as they have lost this year's harvests and face serious food shortages.
Christian Aid will be supporting the immediate relief efforts and longer term recovery work of its local partners in the areas hit by the floods.
In Uganda, floods have made a bad …
Christian Aid partners in Uganda are preparing for the worst as predictions are the heavy rains will last until November.
Forecasters predict that not only are the rains far from over, they will continue to get heavier and more widespread.
Flooding across the north and east has already caused devastation for more than 400,000 people.
Floods across large swathes of east and west Africa have washed away homes, crops and livestock leaving hundreds of thousands in urgent need of food and shelter. There are also fears of cholera outbreaks in some of the worst affected regions.
Christian Aid will be supporting the relief efforts of its local partners in the areas hit by the floods.
Torrential rains have caused flooding across large swathes of Africa, leaving 40 dead and thousands homeless.
The flooding has affected more than 10 countries in east and west Africa, including Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Togo and Liberia.
The floods have washed away homes, crops and livestock, leaving many people in urgent need of shelter and food. There are fears of outbreaks of cholera in some of the worst affected regions.
Much of the devastation in west Africa has been concentrated in the north of Ghana.
A world struggling to cope with the largest enforced movement of people in its history. Tens of millions displaced, living in parlous conditions - their very futures threatened by the enormity of the problem.
That was the dire situation at the end of the Second World War, and Christian Aid - known at the time as Christian Reconstruction in Europe - was founded to help address it.
Christian Aid and its partner organisations welcome the ceasefire between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). But caution that both sides have to make a genuine commitment to the forthcoming peace talks.
'This ceasefire is, of course, good news,' says Angelina Atyam, the chairperson of Christian Aid partner the Concerned Parents Association (CPA).
Christian Aid has welcomed the possibility of peace talks between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government but has warned against imposing deadlines or quick-fix solutions.
Christian Aid has received reports of people
dying of thirst, and up to 70% of livestock have been lost as the predominately
pastoralist communities move their cattle in desperate search of food and
Food, water and humanitarian aid must reach the 11 million people affected by the crisis urgently if we are to prevent this becoming a major catastrophe.
Christian Aid is already working with partners across the region in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda and Tanzania.
Christian Aid's immediate response:
On the eve of national elections Christian Aid calls on UK government to maintain pressure on Uganda to ensure the peaceful transition to multi-party democracy.
Christian Aid's partner, the Uganda Joint
Christian Council (UJCC) are taking 'peace caravans' to the streets,
marketplaces, schools and colleges of Uganda to highlight the need for
peace and tolerance in the run-up to the elections.
The 'peace caravans' are using video projections, skits, speakers and prayer rallies as a way to encourage people to put aside their prejudice.
UJCC believe that religious and ethnic differences have had a negative impact on Ugandan politics in the past.