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Tearfund (UK)

Last updated 2016


Integral Member since 2004 (founding Member)

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About Tearfund UK 
Tearfund is an international Christian relief and development agency. It works directly in 
response to disasters and works in collaboration with effective partners in more than 50 countries around the world. With a vision to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a global network of 100,000 local churches, Tearfund engages with local communities to enable them to flourish. These churches lie at the heart of communities in areas in which we work; allowing us to tackle challenges effectively from the grassroots level. With over 45 years of experience Tearfund is recognised as an expert in: Developing communities – working with local organisations, churches and communities to reduce poverty and build resilience, sustainably and holistically. Responding to disastersensuring communities affected by disasters recover quickly and are better equipped to face and respond to future hazards. Envisioning churches enabling the global network of churches to address poverty and injustice in their own communities. Changing policies, changing unjust policies and practices of the powerful, to deliver justice for poor communities.

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Both operational in large scale disaster and co-operational in supporting partners in long term development, national advocacy, church envisioning and disaster responses.

Countries of operation
Asia - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Central Asian States, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen 
Africa - Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa,
Americas - Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, USA (exclusively climate care and restorative economy)
Europe- Croatia, Greece, Hungary Macedonia, Serbia
Pacific - Vanuatu

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Sectoral Expertise
Mobilising the church to help the poor
Food security
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Disaster response and resilience
Global Advocacy & Campaigns
National advocacy
International Publications
Sexual Violence
Inspired Individuals
Knowledge management

Regional Expertise
Latin America & Caribbean

Institutional Funding
Irish Aid
OFDA (Office for US Financial Disaster Assistance)
CFGB (Canadian Foodgrain Banks)
Jersey Overseas Aid
United Nations
Canadian government
Scottish government
Belgian government (through Tear Belgium)
Swedish government
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
States of Guernsey 

Core Humanitarian Standard
SPHERE (Humanitarian Charter & Minimum Standards in Disaster Response)
Red Cross Code of Conduct
KCSC (Keeping Children Safe Coalition standards)

Tearfund is a member of various alliances and networks that provide important support to its work in a number of areas. These include: the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), Bond, Micah Network, European Union Christian Organisations in Relief and Development (EU-CORD), the Start Network, the Core Humanitarian Standard, StopAids and the Evangelical Alliance.