Respect for human rights vital for sustained peace in Colombia, says Christian Aid
Christian Aid calls for commitment to sustained peace, amid reports of the killings of 226 social leaders and human rights defenders in 2018
The inclusion of the voices of women and minority groups was key to the 2016 peace agreement
The human rights of women and minority groups must be considered alongside a recognition of the varied and complex factors needed to sustain the fragile peace process in Colombia, Christian Aid has said.
On the centenary of Armistice Day, Christian Aid has warned that appalling levels of violence across the globe continue to cost lives and that world leaders, including the UK’s, are too often fuelling rather than preventing conflict.
Christine Allen, Christian Aid’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs, said:
Christian Aid is appalled by the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding across Central America. Over 7,000 people from the region are heading towards the border with the US and according to IOM 35% of those migrating are children.
Rohingya crisis: funding shortfall leaves displaced people with no long-range protection plan, warns Christian Aid
One year on from the Rohingya pledging conference at the UN, new analysis from Christian Aid reveals that less than half of funding requirements have been met, and that the humanitarian response is still not driven by a long-term plan for the protection of all those displaced by the conflict.
We are deeply saddened by the scale of abuse which has affected both communities and staff across the aid sector.
Ongoing action is being taken to safeguard better the people we support and staff from abuse, exploitation and sexual harassment of any kind. We take the issues of safeguarding extremely seriously and have worked to provide a safe and trusted environment for all those connected to us, for a number of years.
On 8 October 2018, the IPCC will publish its long awaited report on limiting climate change to 1.5ºC. The report will underscore the increasing vulnerability of planetary systems to increasing temperatures. One recent study notes that limiting warming to 1.5ºC is at the high end of what we currently experience, while 2ºC would take us into a climate regime unparalleled in human history.
Christian Aid is working through its sister agencies in Indonesia to deliver emergency supplies to survivors of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
At least 844 people have died, thousands made homeless and over 1.5 million individuals affected by the magnitude-7.5 tremor and waves that reached as high as six metres. The death toll is set to rise, as rescue efforts continue.
UK aid agency CAFOD has joined other British NGOs working with vulnerable communities affected by the conflict in South Sudan, in welcoming the signing of the latest peace agreement, but warns that any sustainable peace in the country needs to include the critical role of civil society.
In their joint statement released to mark International Day of Peace, it says:
by Diana Quick
A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations
International Day of Peace, 21 September 2018
On International Day of Peace 21st September, we, the undersigned international NGOs, would like to draw attention to the urgent need for peace in South Sudan.
57 leaders of faith and religious organisations, groups and communities, call for national governments and their leaders to ensure that internally displaced people get the help they need
Typhoon Mangkhut (local name Ompong) has caused destruction in the Philippines over the weekend and Christian Aid, alongside its local partners, are responding.
Described as the most powerful tropical storm in the world this year, Mangkhut has affected 4.6m people with 250,000 people in seven provinces directly affected. Many have lost their homes, belongings and crops.
Tackling the problems of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion that persist in parts of the world that continue to be affected by violence or political insecurity is difficult for several reasons. For one, because of the complexity of the prevailing social, economic and political systems, solutions to chronic problems are far from obvious.
One response to this aspect of the challenge is adaptive programme design and management.
Dear Mr. Secretary-General:
Christian Aid has warned that nearly four million people in Nigeria will face critical food shortages this year if no action is taken at a key donor conference in Berlin today (Sept 4th).
With the crisis entering its ninth year and showing no signs of abating despite recent efforts, 10.7 million people continue to be in urgent need of life-saving assistance across north-east Nigeria, far-north Cameroon, Western Chad and south-east Niger. Nearly 2.4 million people are displaced with fresh waves of violence and human rights abuses resulting in thousands arriving into congested sites on a weekly basis.
A new report by Christian Aid on gender-based violence identifies the most effective strategies for aid workers to use when challenging the disproportionate violence inflicted on women, girls and the LGBTQI community.
Kerala's floods and landslides have left ruin so terrible that around 200,000 people will be unable return home for at least six months, Christian Aid estimates.
A further 75,000 people in the south Indian State will never be able to return to properties that have disappeared in the floodwaters or mud or are irreparably damaged, the charity fears.
Even among houses that were not destroyed, many are now filled with stinking mud, vegetation and rubbish, roofs and walls have collapsed, furniture and household goods ruined and wells contaminated.
As the UN Security Council meets in New York to mark one year since nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled to neighboring Bangladesh, International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) working in Myanmar say 600,000 Rohingya still left in Myanmar face daily discrimination and human rights abuses, making conditions unsafe for refugees to return.