Thanks to =A32.5 million donated by supporters throughout the UK and Ireland over the last six months, Tearfund's partners are helping to tackle the causes and effects of famine in Ethiopia following one of the country's worst crises in recent years.
Christian relief and development agency Tearfund is immensely saddened that Britain is cutting back on its overseas aid programmes in many Latin American, East European and central Asian countries in order to pay for the reconstruction of Iraq.
Christian relief and development agency Tearfund welcomes the UN resolution to increase the protection of aid workers in conflict zones calling it a "step in the right direction", but warns that it doesn't go far enough in addressing the underlying issues.
As Liberian rebels withdraw from Monrovia and west African peacekeepers, backed by US troops, open the way for humanitarian aid to reach thousands of hungry victims of the conflict, Tearfund's partners in the capital are preparing to deliver desperately-needed food, shelter and health services.
Tearfund is immensely saddened by the news that Maheshe Chishagala Evariste, a water and sanitation supervisor for the Baraka water supply system has been killed in South Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Liberian church aid workers are appealing for international intervention and prayer as fierce fighting escalates in the capital Monrovia between rebel groups and forces loyal to President Charles Taylor.
Christian relief and development agency Tearfund is launching an emergency appeal for funds as many thousands of Ethiopians face starvation while waiting for crops that will not mature for several months.
Tearfund partners, who are among those who have been displaced by the massacres in Bunia, northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have appealed to the British government to ensure that sufficient numbers of troops are urgently sent to restore peace.
Tearfund partners helped more than 200 refugees from Iraq evacuate their tents in Jordan when a violent desert dust storm tore through the Ruweishid refugee camp.
The first refugees from the Iraq war this week told Tearfund partners at a camp just inside Jordan of their flight from Baghdad and their despair about the future.
As war in Iraq escalates, Tearfund partners in Jordan and Baghdad are poised to feed thousands of people left hungry and destitute inside and outside the beleaguered country.
A major humanitarian emergency in Iraq could plunge millions of people facing food shortages in Africa further into crisis if world attention and aid efforts are redirected to the Gulf, says Christian relief and development agency Tearfund.
Where would you be without education? A Tearfund partner in Ethiopia asked the very same question, and is now taking education to some of the remotest parts of Ethiopia. Tearfund Sunday's (March 2nd 2003) church pack Bright Sparks tells the stories and the dreams of hundreds of children who are finally getting the chance to go to school.
Media Officer Abby King's diary of four days in Malawi looking at the life-saving work of Tearfund partners tackling the southern Africa food crisis.
Military action against Iraq could cause a substantial humanitarian disaster, worsening the suffering of millions of civilians whose lives under UN sanctions have already been crippled by food shortages, a lack of clean water and poor sanitation, Tearfund believes.
As the food crisis tightens its grip in Malawi, Christian relief and development agency Tearfund reports a worrying increase in the number of children coming onto the street in the desperate search for food and money. Starvation looms for more than three million people in Malawi, almost a third of the population, as a result of the country's worst food crisis for decades.
With international agencies becoming increasingly
concerned about child protection in their work, this publication aims to
help ensure the rights of children to protection from abuse and exploitation
For this purpose, the document offers standards aiming to provide the basis for NGOs to develop effective safeguarding measures and to ensure that through awareness, good practice and robust systems and procedures, their staff are well placed to protect children.