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State Delhi
Capital Delhi
City New Delhi
Name of NPO Christian Aid
Area of Activity Marginalised people in India - Dalits

Name

Christian Aid

Address

A15/18VasantVihar, New Delhi 110 057

Tel

011-6153651, 6140193

Fax

011-6153652

Email

info@christian-aidindia.org 

Website

www.christian-aid.org.uk  ;

Karmayogi

Thomas Palakudiyil, Director

Status

UK and Ireland based charity that funds projects in some of the world's poorest countries; an overseas development agency sponsored by 40 British and Irish churches. Started in 1945 to respond to the needs of refugees and Churches in Europe in the aftermath of the second World War. India office was started in 1999.

Focus

Marginalised people in India - Dalits, adivasis, disadvantaged women, child labourers and bonded labourers; works with other vulnerable groups and communities living in areas prone to disasters.

Geographical reach

All India. Priority areas include the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttaranchal along with Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Programmes

Provides support to more than 200 projects through 75 local partner organisations engaged in long-term development initiatives; also supports campaigning; advocacy and emergency work.
Makes a difference in four particular areas -Food security ensures that the food needs of poor people are met. Works on issues to do with water, land, trade and the environment.
Health supports facilitate poor people in accessing health care with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS.
Rights supports undertakes work which enables poor communities to assert their civil, social, political and cultural rights.
Peace Building and Reconciliation helps communities to overcome situations of conflict.
Has given grants totalling E61,490 (Rs43 lakh) after the communal riots in Gujarat to four partner organisations to promote peace, justice and communal harmony and to secure rights for ethnic minorities. Six Christian Aid partner organisations are currently involved in rehabilitation and reconstruction work in Gujarat. Their activities range from the rebuilding of homes and earthquake-resistant community centres, to the restoration of livelihoods, trauma counselling and primary health care.

Publications

Trade for Life: making trade work for poor people; Towards a Christian Aid Policy on HIV/ AIDS; Christian Aid media reports and other publications.

Staff

5

Registered Date 5/28/2005