Tearfund takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to disasters and disaster vulnerability, undertaking disaster risk reduction, disaster response and advocacy work through the activities of Tearfund partners, our direct operational programmes, Tearfund UK teams, local churches and global networks.
Tearfund responds operationally to disasters in situations of overwhelming need, where there are no local partners and/or where partners are of limited capacity in relation to the scale of the emergency. Operational programmes are ongoing in Darfur, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan and Haiti.
Each programme is led by a programme director and a senior management team and each project location is under the responsibility of an Area Coordinator. The Operational Team in the UK Head Office includes finance staff and technical services staff to ensure the programmes are effectively supported, along with a humanitarian support team which provides wider support to Tearfund staff and partners.