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.
Tearfund’s Operational Programme Team has been in Afghanistan since 2001 in response to natural disasters and conflict.
Tearfund has been operating in Darfur, in the west of Sudan, since June 2004, responding to emergency needs generated by the conflict that began in 2003.
Tearfund’s current projects include food security, agricultural extension work, schools reconstruction, water and sanitation provision to schools, health centres and communities and public health promotion.
Tearfund is operating in Haiti in response to the earthquake that struck the southern part of the country on 12 January 2010.
Our programme in South Sudan targets remote and neglected areas affected by conflict and chronic vulnerability.
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