For 60 years this non-governmental development/humanitarian organization has challenged the causes of poverty, providing emergency relief and long-term development. At the moment it supports over 700 local organizations in 50 countries to deliver practical benefits to communities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality or religion.
Disaster Reduction Goal
Christian Aid wants to enable poor people to move beyond survival and subsistence, to enjoy thriving and dignified lives. Our goal is for individuals and communities to gain the power to live with dignity, responding successfully to disasters and the opportunities and risks that they face.We believe we can promote a virtuous circle, where people are supported to strengthen their livelihoods and manage the risks that threaten them at the same time. This enables households and communities to build up buffers, so they are less vulnerable to the next shock. It also gives them a secure starting point for meeting new challenges and adapting to their situations as they continue to change in complex, unpredictable ways. We call this building a resilient livelihood.
Membership in Key Networks
Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)
Michael Mosselmans, head of humanitarian programme policy, practice and advocacy. firstname.lastname@example.org