A15/18VasantVihar, New Delhi 110 057
Thomas Palakudiyil, Director
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.
Marginalised people in India - Dalits,
adivasis, disadvantaged women, child labourers and bonded labourers;
works with other vulnerable groups and communities living in areas prone
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.
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.
Trade for Life: making trade work for poor
people; Towards a Christian Aid Policy on HIV/ AIDS; Christian Aid media
reports and other publications.