Today 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty. Tonight 900 million will go to bed hungry. Yet our world has never been richer.
Christian Aid believes that poverty can and must be ended. Listen to regular podcasts from the Communications Team at Christian Aid as we meet the people and see the work that is transforming the lives of poor people in more than 60 countries around the world.
To find out more, visit http://www.christianaid.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @CA_global (http://twitter.com/CA_Global) .
Peace in South Sudan
Christian Aid’s partner, the South Sudan Council of Churches, is an ecumenical body which brings together the main churches in South Sudan. It has formulated a powerful action plan for peace involving advocacy for peace, supporting neutral forums for dialogue and truth telling, and grassroots reconciliation. In this podcast, some of the key members of the SSCC talk about prospects for peace in South Sudan, and share their Christmas prayers.
Joydip Kundu, tiger conservationist
Hear Joydip Kundu, a conservationist with the Society for Heritage and Ecological Researches in Kolkata, explain why tigers attack humans and how they keep millions of people in south Bengal safe from the devastating impacts of climate change. This audio is part of Christian Aid’s interactive story: The tiger, the fisherman, his wife and our future.
#ClimateChange #WorldEnvironmentDay #India #Tigers
World Health Day 2015
For World Health Day we are highlighting the work of Tesfa Association, a member of the National Network of Positive Women Ethiopians.
Christian Aid communications officer, Amanda Farrant, recently visited Ethiopia to find out more about Tesfa’s work. She witnessed how Tesfa is empowering men and women living with HIV to go into their communities and show others that it is possible to live happily and live positively.
As Amanda explains, it starts with a cup of coffee…
#health #Ethiopia #HIV
Haiti five years on
Prospery Raymond Christian Aid Country Manager in #Haiti talks about the achievements and challenges five years after the earthquake struck his country. #Haiti
'You hold your soul and I hold mine': Christian Aid Christmas appeal
In Kenya, too many children don’t make it through their first day of life – of those who don’t, the vast majority are killed by preventable illnesses or complications in childbirth. And for women in Kenya, childbirth can be dangerous. They are 40 times more likely to die in childbirth than mums in the UK.
Through our Christmas appeal, Christian Aid is determined to change this.
Our partners are working to get vital healthcare to mums and babies. Together we’re providing village motorbikes and rough terrain ambulances to get women safely from hut to hospital. By building local maternity wings, and equipping them with everything from delivery beds to incubators, we’re giving thousands more babies a chance at life. We’re training community health workers and traditional birth attendants to support expectant mothers, wherever they are, to make sure they get the healthcare they need.
These days, wise women don’t bring frankincense. They bring life-saving care.
Support our Christmas appeal this year and the UK Government will DOUBLE your donation. Visit www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/c…as/index.aspx to find out more.
Gender based violence in northern Iraq
An audio reflection by Communications Officer, Antoinette Powell. She tells the story of Hero and how our partner ASUDA is doing incredible work to protect women from violence, through the provision of safe shelters and legal support.