Tearfund is a Christian charity committed to following the example of Jesus, by going wherever the need is greatest.

We work tirelessly to help communities escape the very worst effects of poverty and disaster. And we believe that the same people facing these troubles also have the best ideas about the ways they can overcome them.

Tearfund listens: helping people to utilise their resourcefulness and determination to overcome their circumstances.

When disaster strikes, Tearfund and its local partners are usually already present, hard at work in those very places. We have been responding to emergencies since 1968. We work alongside local churches and Christian organisations wherever possible; they know the people, they know the problems and so often they can see simple, inexpensive solutions.

We also work hard to make sure that, as communities rebuild, they become more prepared and resilient, should disaster strike again.

Tearfund is passionate about advocating for change. This way we can address many of the underlying injustices that make people vulnerable to poverty and disasters in the first place.

For more information, visit Tearfund's website.


Recent Updates

Tearfund - DEC Emergency Appeal for People Fleeing Myanmar

Over half a million people have fled the violence in Myanmar, arriving in Bangladesh with nothing. With no shelter and harsh conditions, Tearfund have been working hard to provide, but it is still not enough. Please, donate now: http://bit.ly/2xDOCn6

Yemen: When the world looks away

With over 700,000 cases of cholera affecting over 90 per cent of the country, and a conflict that has devastated lives, and destroyed much of its infrastructure and economy, this is a nation on its knees.

Rohingya refugees - Tearfund's response

The plight of the Rohingya refugees has shocked the world. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, into neighbouring Bangladesh.

Kenya's drought: 'Even camels are dying'

Drought is devastating parts of Kenya, and there is concern for the lives of many people facing malnutrition. 

Tearfund: Nepal - 2 years after the quake

Here are just a few of the key achievements of Tearfund and our partners in Nepal over the last couple of years.