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.

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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

Member agency Tearfund are on the ground providing aid for Nepal earthquake survivors

Urgent medical treatment, food & water are being provided by @Tearfund partners to survivors of the #NepalQuake http://bit.ly/1HSIzJC

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Injured survivors of the #NepalQuake are inundating hospitals as powerful aftershocks continue to rock the country http://bit.ly/1KmH7NC

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We've started to get photos through from our staff & partners in #Nepal. Please pray for them http://bit.ly/1QvRwuH pic.twitter.com/ZCulNLIuXt