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Around the world, women and children are affected the most by poverty. From the moment they are born, girls especially face inequalities and injustice in almost every aspect of their lives.
ActionAid puts women and children at the centre of our work across 45 countries. We make sure girls go to and stay in school, we work with communities to end gender-based violence, and we train women in the skills they need to earn a living.
We also help women and communities prepare for and recover from disasters, at a time when they can be at their most vulnerable. We demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.
Alongside Africa is a UK-based not for profit organisation that is committed to a world in which every person has the opportunity to earn a living. We do this by providing opportunities, not aid and focus our efforts in developing countries – initially in Africa.
We help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes.
British Red Cross is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We help vulnerable people, in the UK and overseas, to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And, when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.
With the help of regular donors, the British Red Cross supports millions of people to cope with all kinds of crises – from natural disasters and conflicts, to individual injuries and other personal challenges.
In the UK, we provide emergency response services for a range of crises and we run first aid training courses nationwide, equipping people with skills that could save a life in an emergency. We also provide support at home to those who may need help, such as people returning home from hospital or struggling to live independently. In 2018 alone, this support at home service helped over 95,000 people across the UK.
Our work also spans overseas. We work together around the world to help people facing hunger, who are caught up in conflict, and who had to flee their homes. We reunite families, meet needs during crisis and support communities to recover.
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Poverty is not part of God's plan. We believe that a better world is possible.
As the official overseas aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, we work in more than 40 countries seeking local solutions to end poverty and injustice. We provide people with the skills and opportunities to live with dignity, support their families and flourish. Because we are part of the local Church, we can reach people and places that others can't.
With the Catholic community we put our faith into action to help our sisters and brothers living in poverty to reach their full potential, regardless of religion, race or culture.
None of our work is possible without you, so join us today and put your faith into action.
At ChildHope, we believe that children should enjoy a safe and secure childhood.
But for those growing up in the toughest circumstances, these rights are denied. Born into extreme poverty and violence, they have no protection. We work with local partners to ensure these children’s voices are heard, their rights are upheld and they are able to access essential services.
We believe every child has potential. There are strengths within children, their families, friendships and communities. Policies and systems can be changed, to protect children and give them a better future. By strengthening the net of support around the child, we aim to ensure these children are protected and can thrive.
"Christian Aid is an international development charity. We work with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty..Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes."
Concern Worldwide works with the worlds poorest people to transform their lives.
We are working for a world where no one dies for want of safe, nutritious food. Our approach focuses on practical, intelligent solutions that save lives and build livelihoods.
For more than 40 years, we have been working in partnership with communities, combining our expertise with their local knowledge. Our approach enables families to tackle hunger and become better prepared for future crises.
We are Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible. Supported by our European Headquarters in Edinburgh, we work in over 40 of the most fragile countries around the world, saving and transforming lives.
Mercy Corps is dedicated to helping people facing the toughest challenges survive and move toward a stronger, more resilient future.
We understand that communities are the best agents of their own change, so we aim to empower people by connecting them to the resources they need to build better, stronger lives.
Through close collaboration with community members and a wide variety of local organisations, we put bold solutions into action and help people triumph over adversity.
From natural disasters to manmade conflicts and from famines to disease outbreaks, our team members and supporters are united by a desire to alleviate suffering and empower people to live safely, with dignity.
Donate today to help people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within, now, and for years to come.
Mission Aviation Fellowship uses light aircraft to bring humanitarian aid to people in remote locations around the world. We are a Christian charity that enables medical teams, disaster response, vaccines, and education equipment to reach those living in isolation in the developing world. Flying over rivers, swamps, mountains and jungles, our aircraft bring help, hope and healing to those who are outside of government provision – those for whom flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline.
Oxfam is a global movement of people who won't live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won't stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.
Plan International UK is a children's charity that's been around for 80 years. We strive to advance children's rights and equality for girls all over the world.
We recognise the power and potential of every single child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. We encourage and help children take an active role in finding solutions to their problems and realising their rights and their full potential.
93,000 children in 50 countries are sponsored through Plan International UK.
When you sponsor a child with Plan International UK, you're not just helping one child - you're making improvements that benefit everyone in their community and beyond. Projects include building schools, digging wells, training teachers and providing vaccinations. Sponsorship educates an entire community, it improves medical infrastructure, it provides water and sanitation and ensures that a community is prepared for disaster, should an emergency happen.
Practical Action is an international development organisation that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.
Practical Action helps people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by climate change and gender inequality. It works with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And it shares what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.
From Bangladesh to Birmingham, Glasgow to Gaza, every child is full of potential
Save the Children helped 17.4 million children through our work in 2014 in 120 countries including UK. We run world-class programs to save childrens lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future.
When disaster strikes, there is no time to lose. Our teams respond quickly and do whatever it takes to save childrens lives. In 2014 we responded to 97 emergencies in 54 countries - delivering life-saving food, water, healthcare, protection and education to over 5 million people.
Education has the power to transform childrens futures. We are helping millions of children go to school and improve their skills for a brighter tomorrow.
Living on the streets or in refugee camps, or shut away in institutions – wherever children are vulnerable, they need protection from abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Save the Children started in Britain in 1919 and started working with children here soon after. Today we continue, through our UK programmes and campaigning, to tackle child poverty here at home, so children, whatever their background, have the chance to fulfil their potential
Sense International is a leading global charity supporting people with deafblindness in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Romania, Tanzania and Uganda. Children with deafblindness in these countries desperately need to receive education and healthcare. Without this, many will lead short, lonely lives.
For over 20 years we have been working in partnership with local organisations to provide expert support and services to people with deafblindness. We demonstrate to governments that people with deafblindness are worth investing in. And we put support in place so that we can walk away and leave solid expertise behind.
With this support, children with deafblindness can learn to communicate, to develop self-care skills, receive an education and perhaps find a job. Rather than being excluded they can thrive and live as valued human beings.
Sightsavers is a UK-based international charity which fights avoidable blindness and promotes equal opportunities for visually impaired people.
What we do
We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and get equality for people with disabilities.
We help blind people to see, prevent others from going blind unnecessarily, and support people to live independently if their sight loss cannot be undone.
The causes of avoidable blindness go further than eye disease, so we do not just slap a sticking-plaster on the problem – we campaign to make a fairer world and change lives for the long term.
We are Street Child.
We believe every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn.
Currently, 125 million school-aged children are out of education world-wide. Millions more children are in school but failing to learn.
Street Child believes that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty.
We recognise that the barriers to education are complex and interlinked, and our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis.
Wherever we work, we partner with local organisations and communities and take an outcome-led approach.
We use evidence to drive learning and the constant refinement and scale-up of programmes that create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost.
In 2014, supporters helped Unicef UK raise a record £93.7 million for children in danger, according to our latest annual report.
Highlights included our fifth Soccer Aid event, which raised £6.5 million to keep children safe, and the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where more than 1 billion people saw Unicef's work for children around the world.
Your support helped Unicef provide:
Emergency aid for children in 19 countries and regions
24 million tetanus vaccines for mums and babies through our Pampers 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign
1 million sets of winter clothing for the children of Syria
Specialised treatment and care for children and parents affected by Ebola
and much, much more.
WaterAid is an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Through our partners, we reached 2 million people with safe water and 3 million people with sanitation last year.
Everything we do is shaped by our six values:
By donating to People for People, you support four charities working together to improve the lives of communities in the developing world.
Please help us in this work by making a regular gift through your pay packet.
Amref Health Africa
Leonard Cheshire Disability