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.


Recent Updates

Tearfund: Visiting Tearfund's rebuilding work in Nepal one year on from the earthquake

Construction of earthquake proof housing is well underway in this village in Nepal. Some 600,000 houses were destroyed in last year's earthquake, and we've been busy helping to rebuild livelihoods and communities ever since.

Tearfund Nepal earthquake response

There is still a long way to go but after three months there has been progress. DEC member Tearfund updates on their Nepal earthquake response.

Tearfund's Nepal photo of the day

A self-help group paid for Kanchi to travel to hospital to get medical attention after #NepalQuake #PhotoOfTheDay pic.twitter.com/5FYP5Fk0lg

Member agency Tearfund were focusing on disaster preparedness before the earthquake to help communities cope

DEC members like .@Tearfund were focusing on disaster preparedness before the #NepalQuake to help communities cope pic.twitter.com/IKAiX42FYv

Update from Tearfund: Our work will see us go to hard to reach areas. You can help make this happen.

Our work will see us go to hard to reach areas. You can help make this happen. #NepalQuake http://bit.ly/1HOeavU pic.twitter.com/vIxPC4EHAy